Wow! Yesterday was packed day of IMNHC 2023, where we are celebrating progress, identifying challenges, and working together on solutions. We saw the launch of the highly-anticipated Every Newborn Action Plan and Strategies for Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality joint progress report. This report highlights actions towards eliminating preventable maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths. By 2030, countries and the global community are working toward the 90/90/80/80 targets:
90% of pregnant women receiving at least four antenatal care contacts
90% of births to be attended by a skilled health personnel
80% of new mothers and babies receiving postnatal care within two days of birth
80% of districts across countries having access to emergency obstetric services and small and sick newborn care
We learned from the measurable, exemplary progress in Ethiopia and Nepal that can be adapted in other countries. 28 selected country delegations exchanged knowledge on innovations and best practices for maternal and newborn health during the country showcase session. And we were reminded of the human impact of maternal health challenges on individuals. In the morning plenary, we heard from Treasure Lwantale, a mother from Uganda who experienced a stillbirth. Hearing these personal stories ignites us all towards action. Now is the time to accelerate our efforts and save lives together.
What to expect today, 10 May
Here are some highlights of what to expect from today’s conference programming:
8:00 SAST - Morning plenary - How to Prioritize and Finance MNH Programs in Primary Health Care
14:05 SAST - Afternoon plenary - Building Strong Systems to Deliver Quality Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Services
15:15 - 17:35 SAST - Technical Marketplace - Featuring 58 demonstrations of innovations focused on addressing some of the biggest bottlenecks and barriers to maternal and newborn health progress.
All other breakout sessions will take place throughout CTICC 1 and CTICC 2. To see the full program, click here.
Visit over 35 exhibitors in the Expo Hall, which will be open today from 10:00-16:30. Be sure to complete your Expo Passport today and turn it in to the Hospitality Desk for a chance to win a prize.
IMNHC 2023 livestreams will continue today with the fourth plenary at 8:00 SAST. All seven of our plenary sessions will be livestreamed in four languages (English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese). You do not need to be registered as an attendee to view these livestream sessions. LEARN MORE
News and announcements
Announcements Global progress in tackling maternal and newborn deaths stalls since 2015 |WHO, UNFPA, and UNICEF Lifesaving solution dramatically reduces severe bleeding after childbirth | WHO and University of Birmingham Media New approach to treating severe bleeding after childbirth could save thousands of women every year | SKY News Nigeria, Others Contribute 97% Of Global Preventable Maternal Mortality | The Independent (Nigeria) UN study says India among 10 countries that make up 60 % of global maternal deaths, still births, new born deaths | The Economic Times (India) Publications Improving maternal and newborn health and survival and reducing stillbirth - ENAP/EPMM joint progress report 2023 WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF | 9 May 2023 Lancet series on small vulnerable newborns The Lancet | 9 May Randomized Trial of Early Detection and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage - E-MOTIVE Trial New England Journal of Medicine | 9 May Blogs Who’s listening now? At #IMNHC2023, 1,600 are listening today — to make the kind of gains that will save lives tomorrow. Jhpiego on Medium | 9 May Improving Maternal and Newborn Health outcomes through Service Delivery Redesign (SDR) Jacaranda Health | 9 May
Reminders for onsite delegates
Download the Dryfta app We highly encourage all delegates to download the Dryfta app to easily access conference programming from their mobile device. Among the features of the app, you will be able to create a personal schedule; rate sessions you attend; connect with attendees and speakers; and keep up to date with session room changes, times and more! Download for iOS | Download for Android Expo passports Take a trip around the Expo Hall and visit over 30 booths! For each booth that you visit you will have the opportunity to add a tick to your passport. See how many booths you can visit. When you have completed your passport, drop it at the hospitality desk located at the main entrance to the CTICC. Please make sure your name and contact information are filled in before you turn in your passport. We will hold a random drawing and award prizes for first, second and third place. Winners will be announced and contacted today, 10 May. Prizes must be picked up by 12 May. Happy travels! Translation headsets For those who checked out interpretation headsets yesterday, kindly return them to the interpretation desk (near main entrance to CTICC) so we can ensure they are properly charged and ready for other delegates.