Read our blog on the event, Using Data to Prevent Maternal Deaths in Crisis Settings.
- the value of maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) data and systems in crisis settings, as presented by Rajat Khosla
- experiences on measuring maternal deaths in humanitarian settings and responding to findings, as presented by Nadine Cornier
- the value of Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation and Research (PEER) to triangulate data from MDSRs, as presented by Eleanor Brown
Date and Time: Thursday 23rd March 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, followed by refreshments
Location: John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Mothers and their babies face greater risks to their survival during humanitarian crises. However, there is a dearth of evidence about how best to apply reproductive health interventions effectively in crisis settings. Understanding why women and their babies die in these specific circumstances is pivotal to designing appropriate interventions to prevent deaths from similar causes.
This seminar will explore tools and approaches to maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) in crisis settings with presentations on the following:
- Value of MDSR data and systems in crisis settings, and in contributing to achieving sexual and reproductive health rights
- Approaches to measuring maternal mortality in refugee settings and responding to findings
- Participatory ethnographic evaluation research (PEER) as a tool to triangulate MDSR findings in crisis settings
- Rajat Khosla, Human Rights Adviser – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, World Health Organization, Geneva
- Nadine Cornier, Humanitarian Adviser – Reproductive Health & Head of Office, UNFPA, Turkey
- Eleanor Brown, Technical Specialist – Options, London
Moderator: Sarah Moxon, Research Fellow, the March Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health, LSHTM
This event is a collaboration between the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, the Global MDSR Action Network and the MARCH Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health
Admission and registration: It is free to attend this seminar, but registration is required. Registration is now closed.
To learn more about the seminar series, Innovations in Maternal and Perinatal Health in Humanitarian Settings: Exploring Evidence and Innovations to Improve Maternal and Newborn Survival among Populations Affected by Humanitarian Crises, click here.
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Nadine Cornier with UNFPA, Turkey, describes approaches to measure and respond to maternal mortality in humanitarian settings.
Rajat Khosla with the World Health Organization, discusses the value of maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) to improve data and systems in crisis settings.
Eleanor Brown with Options, presents the value of participatory ethnographic evaluation research (PEER) as a tool to triangulate maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) findings in conflict-affected settings.
Read more about the seminar series here.
Find out more about the first seminar of the series: Innovations to improve maternal and newborn death surveillance to respond to future Ebola outbreaks here.