Events

Women Deliver 2013

Date(s):
May 28, 2013 to May 30, 2013
Location:
Kuala Lumpur

Women Deliver’s third global conference focused on the health and well-being of girls and women will take place May 28-30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. IntraHealth will join more than 5,000 participants at Women Deliver 2013 to support keeping the health and rights of girls and women at the top of the global development community’s priority list.

Special Event | Presentations  | Featured Resources Related Blogs


Special Event

Empowering Frontline Health Workers to Help Women Deliver in India
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30-9:30 pm | Room 405

IntraHealth will host a side event to share IntraHealth and the Government of India’s efforts to scale up proven interventions, which have increased the number and quality of births with a skilled attendant, maternal and newborn home visits, and better health practices. We will also share experiences in the use of an innovative mobile phone job aid by frontline workers in India.

IntraHealth Presentations

Integration of Contraception and Other Health and Non-health Components | Maureen Corbett, Vice President of Programs

Task Sharing and Task Shifting: Investing in Frontline Health Workers Pays in Lives Saved | Laura Hoemeke, Director of Strategic Communications and Knowledge Management

Strengthening the Health Worker Pipeline through Gender-Transformative Strategies | Constance Newman, Senior Team Leader, Gender Equality and Health [see related resource]


Featured Resources

Video: Improving Skilled Birth Attendance in Jharkand
Learn more about how IntraHealth’s Vistaar Project worked with the Government of India to increase the number of auxiliary nurse midwives trained and certified as skilled birth attendants and to increase the number and quality of deliveries and related services in Jharkhand, India.

Transforming the Health Worker Pipeline: Interventions to Eliminate Gender Discrimination in Preservice Education
Newman C, Ng C, and Pacqué-Margolis S. CapacityPlus. 2012.
This technical brief provides an overview of how gender discrimination affects health professional students and faculty as well as intervention options that have the potential to counter gender discrimination. It also offers recommendations for preservice education institutions and other stakeholders to address these challenges.


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