Watch the presentations here and below.
Read a blog on the seminar here.
- a presentation by Dr Chris Lewis about the UK Government’s response to Ebola in Sierra Leone and what opportunities there are to strengthen resilience of the health system, available here
- a method to estimate maternal and newborn mortality during a crisis, as presented by Laura Sochas, available here
- a presentation by Dr Benjamin Black on how MSF’s maternal health programme adapted to respond to Ebola and his reflections on MDSRs, available here
Date and Time: Tuesday 17 January 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Recently, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa hit the poorest hardest. The three countries most affected by the crisis were amongst the top 11 countries in Africa with the highest maternal mortality (click here to see data).
In Sierra Leone, which holds the highest maternal mortality in the world, systems to count and investigate maternal deaths were hampered.
This seminar will explore:
- limited data availability affecting operations in maternal and newborn health through a donor lens;
- an innovative method to quantify the indirect mortality effects of the crisis; and the
- changing landscape of maternal health response, including implications for maternal death surveillance and response and how will we react in the future.
- Dr Chris Lewis, Department for International Development
- Laura Sochas, Mphil/PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics
- Dr Benjamin Black, Médecins Sans Frontières
Moderator: Dr Sara L Nam, Global MDSR Action Network – Evidence for Action, Options
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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Dr Benjamin Black, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Médecins Sans Frontières, talks about the provision of maternal and newborn care during the Ebola.
Laura Sochas, Mphil/PhD candidate, Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, discusses a method to estimate the number of indirect maternal and newborn deaths during a humanitarian crisis.
Read more about the seminar series here.
Find out more about the second seminar: Applying maternal death surveillance and response in crisis settings here.