integration_graphicSeptember 9-10, 2014
Boston, MA

From a biological perspective maternal and newborn health are inextricably linked; yet, program efforts addressing the health of mothers and infants are often planned, managed and delivered separately. A persistent divide between maternal and newborn health training, programs, service delivery, monitoring and quality improvement systems limits effectiveness to improve outcomes. As pregnancy represents an important window of opportunity for both women and the fetus/newborns, more attention is needed on integrating these critical areas of health in order for outcomes to improve.

In an effort to build bridges between the maternal and newborn health communities, Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) at Save the Children and the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at the Harvard School of Public Health convened a technical consultation that brought key members of the maternal and newborn health communities together to identify opportunities for integrated quality care during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.

The MHTF and SNL, through its Healthy Newborn Network platform, disseminated themes and commitments from the meeting by livetweeting with the hashtag #MNHIntegration. Find the archive for Day 1 and Day 2 on Storify.


Recommended Actions

View a PDF of the recommended actions that came out of the meeting.


Meeting Report

View a PDF of the maternal and newborn health meeting report.


Agenda

View a PDF of the maternal and newborn health technical agenda.


Participant List

View a PDF of the maternal and newborn health technical participant list.


Concept Note

View a PDF of the maternal and newborn health technical meeting concept note.


Presentations

Day 1

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Videos