Global Maternal Health Conference 2010

August 30–September 1, New Delhi, India

Co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), the Global Maternal Health Conference is a groundbreaking technical meeting of its kind, focused exclusively on maternal health. Organizers and delegates from around the world aim to build on the existing momentum around Millennium Development Goal 5—to reduce maternal mortality by 75%, and to achieve universal access to reproductive health care by 2015.  In Delhi, IntraHealth will present new findings and innovations from maternal health programs in Armenia, India, Mali, Rwanda, and Senegal on the following themes:

Safe delivery practices

Going from Pilot to Scale with Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor in Armenia | Sara Stratton, director of maternal and child health programs

Strategic Approaches to Strengthening Health Systems to Improve Maternal Health (Panel) | Moderated by Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth
Sara Stratton, Strengthening preservice education systems for nurses and midwives in Mali and Rwanda; Fatou Ndiaye, Integration of AMTSL indicators into Senegal's National Health Information System; Madhuri Narayana, Strengthening nursing councils and nurses' associations to improve maternal health service delivery; K.G. Venkateswaran, Using supportive supervision and performance improvement approaches to improve quality of maternal health services: experience in India and Uganda

Assessing skilled birth attendance for improving maternal health outcomes (Panel) | Manju Shukla, State Director, the Vistaar Project/IntraHealth, presents, Strengthening the Government of Jharkhand Skilled Birth Attendance program

Implementing evidence-based practices

Use of Oxytocin in Uniject to Facilitate Practice of AMTSL in Mali: Testing a New Delivery Technology | Sara Stratton, director of maternal and child health programs

On-the-Job Training for Improved Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health Services in Senegal—the Mentoring Approach (Poster) | Fatou Ndiaye, technical advisor, family planning, MNCH/FP Project Senegal/IntraHealth 

Ideas and interventions to improve maternal health

Training Community Educators to Shift Norms of Marriage in Yemen (Poster) | Leah Freij, senior technical advisor, Extending Service Delivery (ESD) Project/IntraHealth

Supporting frontline workers to improve home-visits: strengthening government systems in Uttar Pradesh, India (Poster) | Dharmendra Panwar, senior technical advisor, Vistaar Project/IntraHealth

Nutrition secure India (Poster) | Laxmikant Palo, senior technical advisor, Vistaar Project/IntraHealth

Strengthening systems for scaling up Village Health and Nutrition Days in northern India (Poster) | Tripti Pant Joshi, technical advisor, Vistaar Project/IntraHealth

Limited resources for health interventions require a methodology to identify regions with high need, potential for high impact, and better preparations for investment | Hanimi Reddy Modugu, senior advisor M&E, Vistaar Project/IntraHealth

Follow the conference on Twitter at #GMHC2010