Conference Program

SUNDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2015
All day Arrivals and on-site check-in
18:00–21:00 Welcome event
MONDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2015
7:30–8:30 Tea & coffee
7:30–9:00 Arrivals and on-site check-in
8:30–10:30 Opening ceremony
10:30–11:00 Tea & coffee break
11:00–12:30 Concurrent sessions: Group 1
12:30–13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30–15:00 Concurrent sessions: Group 2
15:00–15:30 Tea & coffee break
15:30–17:00 Plenary session — The Next Frontier: Approaches to Advance the Quality of Maternal Newborn Health Care
17:00–18:00 Poster session: Group A
18:30–20:00 Dinner reception with cultural program
TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2015
7:00–8:30 Tea & coffee
8:00–9:00 Poster sessions: Group B
9:00–10:30 Plenary session — Benefiting Mothers and Newborns through Integrated Care
10:30–11:00 Tea & coffee break
11:00–12:30 Concurrent sessions: Group 3
12:30–13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30–14:30 Concurrent sessions: Group 4
14:30–15:00 Tea & coffee break
15:00–17:00 Marketplace of Ideas and Skill demonstration sessions
17:00–18:00 Poster session: Group C
18:30–20:00 Dinner reception
WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2015
7:00–8:30 Tea & coffee
8:00–9:00 Poster sessions: Group D
9:00–10:30 Large concurrent sessions
10:30–11:00 Tea & coffee break
11:00–12:30 Concurrent sessions: Group 5
12:30–13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30–15:00 Concurrent sessions: Group 6
15:00–15:30 Tea & coffee break
15:30–16:30 Plenary session — Addressing Equity and Reaching the Most Vulnerable Mothers and Newborns
16:30–17:00 Closing Ceremony

Welcome event

Video in English

Welcoming Remarks by the GMNHC2015 Co-Chairs

  • Koki Agarwal
    Director, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program
  • Ana Langer
    Director, Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Joy Riggs-Perla
    Director, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children

Reflections from

  • Julio Frenk
    President, University of Miami
    Former Dean, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Christopher Elias
    President, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Pablo Kuri Morales
    Undersecretary of Health, Secretariat of Health of Mexico
  • Ariel Pablos-Méndez
    Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator, USAID
  • Geeta Rao Gupta
    Deputy Executive Director, Programmes, UNICEF

With a special performance by
Abelone Melese
Performing Artist and UNICEF National Ambassador, Ethiopia

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Opening Ceremony

Video in English | en Español | en Français
Video of Hans Rosling’s presentation: in English | en Español | en Français

Moderated by
Ana Langer
Director, Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Official Conference Opening by
Mercedes Juan López
Secretary of Health, Secretariat of Health of Mexico

Featuring

  • Melinda Gates
    Co-chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Babatunde Osotimehin
    Executive Director, UNFPA and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Hans Rosling
    Co-founder, Gapminder Foundation and Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institute

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PLENARY
The Next Frontier: Approaches to Advance the Quality of Maternal Newborn Health Care

Video in English

Introduction by
Ana Langer
Director, Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderated by
Richard Horton
Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

  • Fernando Althabe
    Director, Department of Mother and Child Health Research Department, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
  • Address Malata
    Vice President, International Confederation of Midwives
  • Mouzinho Saide
    Vice Minister of Health of Mozambique
  • Vinod Paul
    Professor, Head of the Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Director of WHO Collaborating Centre on Newborn Health for South East Asia Region
  • Harshad Sanghvi
    Vice President Innovations and Medical Director, Jhpiego

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PLENARY
Benefiting Mothers and Newborns through Integrated Care

Video in English

Introduction by
Koki Agarwal
Director, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program

Moderated by
Zulfiqar Bhutta
Professor, Hospital for Sick Children and Founding Director, Centre of Excellence, Women & Child Health, The Aga Khan University

  • Joy Lawn
    Professor of Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health and Director of the MARCH Center, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Nosa Orobaton
    Chief of Party, USAID/Nigeria Targeted States High Impact Project, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
  • Jane Otai
    Senior Program Advisor, Jhpiego
  • Pronita Rani Raha
    Midwife and Nursing Instructor, Dhaka Nursing College
  • José Villar
    Professor of Perinatal Medicine at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Co-director of the Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

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PLENARY
Addressing Equity and Reaching the Most Vulnerable Mothers and Newborns

Video in English

Introduction by
Joy Riggs-Perla
Director, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children

Moderated by
Alain Damiba
Senior Vice President, Jhpiego
Carolyn Miles
President and Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children

  • Anuradha Gupta | presentation slides
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance
  • Cesar Victora | presentation slides
    Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas
  • Alicia Ely Yamin | presentation slides
    Policy Director, Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University and Lecturer on Law and Global Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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Closing Ceremony

Video in English

Introduction by Conference Co-Directors
Mary Nell Wegner
Executive Director, Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Mary Kinney
Senior Specialist, Global Evidence and Advocacy, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children

Moderated by
Katja Iversen
Chief Executive Officer, Women Deliver

  • Richard Horton
    Editor in Chief, The Lancet
  • Mary Mwanyika-Sando
    Director, African Academy for Public Health

Official Close from Conference Co-Chairs

  • Koki Agarwal
    Director, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program/Jhpiego
  • Ana Langer
    Director, Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Joy Riggs-Perla
    Director, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children

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