Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs

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Upcoming Webinars in the RMNCAH Series:

Respectful Maternal Care: Are we trending in the right direction?
A conversation about RMC Approaches and Routine Monitoring & Evaluation

May 25, 2021 from 4-5:30pm EAT (Nairobi)  |  9-10:30am EDT

High quality maternal health care requires ensuring respect and dignity and the prevention of mistreatment. A focus on the experience of care is increasingly appreciated and recognized and approaches to advancing this area continue to emerge. However, less is known around how to routinely measure and evaluate respectful care efforts to foster accountability and to track progress.

Join us for a discussion in which we will explore evidence, experiences and perspectives on routine monitoring and evaluation for respectful maternal care in Africa. During this webinar we will discuss a research paper written by webinar organizers and speakers, entitled, “A Rapid Review of Available Evidence to Inform Indicators for Routine Monitoring and Evaluation of Respectful Maternity Care.” Please read this paper in advance in order to fully engage in the respectful maternal care measurement discussion.

This webinar is co-hosted by the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community and the University of California San Francisco.

Urban Health in East Africa

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This webinar will examine Implementation Science Priorities for health, nutrition and WASH among poor children and adolescents in urban setting. Case studies will be featured from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Upcoming Webinars in our Network:

The Rich, The Poor and the Forgotten:
The COVID-19 Pandemic Shines a Light on Global Health Disparities

Thu, May 6, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

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This webinar will focus on how the Global South, particularly African countries, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts being made locally and globally to help them recover. It will address three key issues related to COVID impact and recovery in the Global South:

  • Covid-19 Vaccines and Vaccinations: Decisions on what, who, when and how. Speaker: Krishna Udaykumar, Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine and Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center, Duke University
  • Disaster vs Opportunity: The impact of COVID on health programs and systems in low-income countries. Speaker: Wafaa El Sadr, University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Director of ICAP, and Director of the Global Health Initiative at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • COVID Diplomacy and the Biden Administration: The costs and benefits of global solidarity. Speaker: Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice-President and Director of the Global Health Policy Center, Center for International and Strategic Studies

The webinar will be hosted by Ayman El-Mohandes, Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Public Policy (SPH). It will be moderated by Dr. Michael Merson, Senior Scholar at CUNY SPH.

Previous Webinars

Innovative Strategies in Family Planning: Valuable Lessons from East Africa

On Tuesday, February 23rd from 4-5pm EAT (Nairobi), the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community and the University of California San Francisco co-led a webinar entitled: “Innovative Strategies in Family Planning: Valuable Lessons from East Africa.” This webinar was the second in the Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs: Strengthening & Sustaining RMNCAH Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa webinar series. The event explored innovations that address access, misconceptions, and implementation strategies for new family planning methods, as well as featured a panel discussion hosted by Dr. Sandra McCoy. Click here to view the full webinar >

Accelerating the Use of Evidence in Support of Resilient and Respectful RMNCAH Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

 On Tuesday, December 8th from 3-5pm EAT (Nairobi), the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community and the University of California San Francisco led the first webinar in a series entitled “Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs.” The event featured a discussion about the state of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) systems, services, and priorities in the region and highlighted stakeholder perspectives across a range of topics to be featured in the forthcoming webinar series, which include: family planning; high quality and respectful maternal services; nutrition and WASH vulnerabilities among the urban poor; and data-informed policy approaches to ending violence against children.  Click here to view the full webinar >