May 3, 2023

CHAI sessions at the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) 2023

This is the current list of sessions that CHAI is participating in at the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) in Cape Town, South Africa from May 8-11, 2023.

*Please note that this page is continuously being updated as participants and sessions are confirmed. Presentation links will be updated when recordings are available, so check back regularly.

Monday, May 8

Satellite Session: Dialogues on Climate Change and Maternal and Newborn Health: From Evidence to Action

  • Time: 1:30pm SAST / 11:30am GMT
    • Partners: WHO, UNFPA, USAID, GIZ, LSHTM and White Ribbon Alliance
    • Session co-organized by WHO and UNFPA, with CHAI, USAID, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and White Ribbon Alliance (WRA)

Tuesday, May 9

Oral Abstract: Leveraging Community and Peer Support During Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period

  • Time: 11:00am SAST / 9:00am GMT
  • Topic: Enabling Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) as Community-Level First Responders to Advance Maternal and Neonatal Survival in Northern Nigeria
    • Speakers: Alana Garvin, Farahat Bello, Funlola Osinupebi, Badiya Magaji, Desmond Ogunbor, Remilekun Peregrino, Owens Wiwa, Olufunke Fasawe

Oral Abstract: Financing for Maternal and Newborn Health

  • Time: 11:00am SAST/ 9:00am GMT
  • Topic: Remodeling the Government Resource Allocation to Address Inequities in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child, and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (SRMNCAH&N) in Zambia
    • Speakers: Namakando Mukelabai, Hilda Shakwelele, Olatubosun Akinola, Rabson Zimba, Samson Lungu

Oral Abstract: Improving Referral, Transportation and Triage

  • Time: 1:15pm SAST / 11:15am GMT
  • Topic: Strengthening a Referral System through a Community-Owned Maternal and Newborn Transport Model Using Motorbike Ambulances in Luwingu, Lupososhi, and Lunte Districts, Northern Province, Zambia
    • Partners: ELMA, Zambia MOH
    • Speakers: Caren Chizuni, Aniset Kamanga, Timothy Silweya, Angel Mwiche, Morrison Zulu, Oluwaseun Aladesanmi, Andrew Storey, Hilda Shakwelele, Margaret Prust

Wednesday, May 10

Oral Abstract Poster Session #2

  • Time: 9:10am SAST / 7:10am GMT
  • Topic: Implementing Effective Quality Improvement Plans at Health Facilities to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Services in South Africa: Identifying Key Components for Replication in Resource-Constrained Settings
    • Partners: ELMA, NDOH South Africa
    • Speakers: Willem Odendaal, Xanthe Hunt, Yages Singh, Azukile Nzuzo, Joyce Makgatho, Themba Chauke, Yogan Pillay, Manala Makuwa, Lutfiyya Khan, Shuaib Kauchali, Ameena Goga

Oral Abstract: Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Understanding the Drivers, Optimizing the Tools

  • Time: 11:50am SAST / 9:50am GMT
  • Topic: Barriers Limiting Access to Caffeine for Preterm Infants with Apnea of Prematurity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): Findings from a Landscaping Conducted in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and India
    • Partners: BMGF, USAID, MOH in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and India
    • Speakers: Oluwaseun Aladesanmi, Andrew Storey, Ryan Fu, Zelalem Demeke, Isa Adamu, Betty Wariari, Mansharan Seth, Unathi Beku, Hema Magge, Amanda Cafaro

Thursday, May 11

Oral Abstract: Innovative Approaches for Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention, Diagnosis and Management 

  • Time: 9:10am SAST / 7:10am GMT
  • Topic 1: Introduction of Heat-Stable Carbetocin (HSC) for Improving the Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor in Nigeria: Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano as a Case Study
    • Partners: Smiles for Mothers Project, Kano State MOH, Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano,
    • Speakers: Hadiza Abubakar Saleh,Paulette Ibeka, Olufunke Fasawe, Uchenna Igbokwe, Olatunde Amode, Damilola Oyedele, Omaye Negedu
  • Topic 2: Process Evaluation of Introducing Non-pneumatic Anti-shock Garment (NASG) in Northern Province of Zambia
    • Partners: ELMA, Zambia MOH
    • Speakers: Oluwaseun Aladesanmi, Aniset Kamanga, Naomi Medina-Jaudes, Morrison Zulu, Caren Chizuni, Hilda Shakwelele, Angel Mwiche, Andy Carmone, Margaret Prust

Thematic Session: Networks of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health: Operational Pathway for Implementation

  • Time: 10:45am SAST / 8:45am GMT
    • Speakers: Allisyn Moran, Katherine Kalaris, Morrison Zulu, Dennis Matheka Mulwa, Surya Bhatta, Andrew Storey

Oral Abstract: Innovations to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health MNH Data For Decision Making

  • Time: 11:50am SAST / 9:50am GMT
  • Topic: Leveraging Geospatial Intelligence/Evidence to Inform Maternal and Newborn Health Care (MNHC) Infrastructure Investment.
    • Partners: Sida, Zambia MOH
    • Speakers: Emmanuel Katyoka, Rabson Zimba, Olatubosun Akinola, Jason Wamulume

Panel: Networks of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health: An Approach to Strengthening Relational Elements for Quality and Respectful Care

  • Time: 1:55pm SAST / 11:55am GMT
  • Topic: Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality within Networks of Care in Northern Province, Zambia
    • Partners: ELMA, Zambia MOH
    • Speakers: Morrison Zulu, Andrew Storey, Angel Mwiche

Oral Abstract: Attention to Gender in Maternal and Newborn Health Programming

  • Time: 1:55pm SAST / 11:55am GMT
  • Topic: Understanding the Influence of Traditional, Socio-cultural Gender Norms and Practices on the Uptake of Maternal Health Services Provided to Women and Young Girls in Zambia’s Eastern and Southern Provinces
    • Partners: Sida, Zambia MOH
    • Speakers: Miyanda Maila, Olatubosun Akinola, Rabson Zimba, Cindy Chirwa, Mpala Nkonkamalimba, Masauso Chirwa