The report from The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) was published earlier this month, and it calls for a revolution in how we think about global health. Management Sciences for Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are calling together members of the maternal health community to join a live and webcast event to discuss the recommended action to redesign service delivery, and its implications for maternal and newborn health care. HQSS Commission Chair Dr. Margaret Kruk will lead off the discussion to explore what the Commission’s findings mean for health systems, communities, equity, and quality maternal and newborn health care more broadly.
Thorny Issues Facing Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health:
Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Offices of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th St. SW; Washington, DC 20024
Program: 3:00-4:30 pm | Refreshments: 4:30-5:00 pm
Join in person or online, Tuesday, September 11, for the first event in an open discussion series exploring topics that challenge what we think we know and how we approach women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health.
In many low- and middle-income countries, women have been encouraged to deliver at the nearest health facility under the care of a skilled birth attendant. However, emerging evidence demonstrates that not all health facilities are equal in their capacity to respond to complications that occur around childbirth. This dialogue will respond to the recommendation from The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) that calls for the redesign of service delivery and prompts us to reexamine maternal and newborn care at the primary level.