CMNH showcases expertise at the Fifth Global symposium of Health Systems Research

News article 17 Oct 2018

In October 2018, over 2000 delegates from around the world came to Liverpool to discuss health systems research at a large international conference: the Fifth Global symposium of Health Systems Research. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was one of the event’s local hosts.

A team from the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) joined discussions with delegates via a stand in the exhibition area, posters displaying our research and by sharing experiences on an expert panel.

Luigi D’Aquino, Senior Technical Officer at CMNH, spoke on a panel session on Tues 9th October: No longer Invisible: Finally Bridging Health Care, Social and Societal Engagement to Build Systems for Health. Following the event, Luigi said: “It was exciting to see so many experts in health systems from all over the world gathering here in Liverpool for the symposium. I was delighted to join a panel session organised by Save the Children and the Core Group, that put communities and community health systems at the centre of the discussion and to give my small contribution to it by presenting the challenges and lessons learned from evaluating a community health programme.”

Our research was also shared via two posters:

  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Weeks do not increase coverage or impact: a poster displaying the results from our evaluation in Nigeria
  • Challenges in implementing in-service training of auxiliary nurse midwives in India: sharing lessons learned from our programme in Pune District, India.

The vision of CMNH is to end preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and early neonatal deaths and improve the health of mothers and babies in low and middle-income countries. Read the CMNH 2018-23 strategy to find out more.

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The CMNH team at the Fifth Global symposium of Health Systems Research in October 2018.