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Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

Sunday, October 18, 2021 to Wednesday, October 21, 2021
The USAID|Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project joined technical implementers, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners from over 50 countries at the first Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City from October 18th through the 21stThe Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015 provided a global forum to understand and respond to the most urgent health needs of mothers and newborns, focused on the following themes:
  1. Quality care
  2. Integration
  3. Equity

TRAction participated in the conference by hosting the following panels, poster session, and auxiliary event:

DateTime & LocationSession TitlePresenters


October 21

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Doña Sol

Panel Session: Provider experiences in task shifting and performance-based incentives programs: implementation research on the implications for motivation, retention, and quality of maternal and neonatal care

Moderator: Kathleen Hill, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, Jhpiego

Shanon McNab, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Frank Taulo, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Center for Reproductive Health
Julia Lohmann, Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg
April Williamson, Results for Development


October 21

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Don Diego

Panel Session: Differentials in the utilization and quality of maternal and newborn care: uncovering inequities 

Moderator: Mary Ellen Stanton, USAID

Kate Ramsey, Columbia University AMDD
Ali Karim, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc
Emily Peca, USAID|TRAction Project, University Research Co., LLC
Heather Buesseler, American Refugee Committee
Charlotte Warren, Population Council


October 21

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Don Diego Foyer

Poster Session: Exploring the effect of satisfaction and quality on willingness to recommend and intention to use facility-based delivery services among indigenous women in rural Guatemala Emily Peca, USAID|TRAction Project, University Research Co., LLC


October 18

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Hilton Mexico City Reforma

Auxiliary Event: TRAction Project Roundtable Discussion with Research PartnersUSAID|TRAction Project, University Research Co., LL


October 20

7:00 - 8:20 AM

Hotel Kystal Grand Reforma Uno

Auxiliary Event: Roundtable Discussion on Implementation Research and Delivery Science
USAID|TRAction Project, University Research Co., LL
USAID, Bureau of Global Health
World Health Organization, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research
World Bank



Please visit the conference website for more information. 

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