Women’s Nutrition Now: Improving access to health and nutrition for pregnant women
The Micronutrient Initiative is pleased to extend an invitation to join our sponsored symposium – Women’s Nutrition Now: Improving access to health and nutrition for pregnant women – at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference.
Participate with us, alongside our implementing partners, in an engaging discussion and learn how a community-based approach improved the quality of antenatal, birth and postnatal care for pregnant women and their newborns.
The symposium will revolve around an MI project implemented in four African communities – Afar (Ethiopia); Kakamega (Kenya); Kolda (Senegal) and Zinder (Niger) – in collaboration with Amref Health Africa, the Maternal, Newborn Health Initiative in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP) and University of California, Davis (UCDavis), with leads taken by each country’s Ministry of Health.
YOU WILL LEARN
- Insights on how the project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, tested a variety of community-based models of engagement and service delivery to increase maternal and newborn health and nutrition.
- Findings on how an integrated package-of-care increased access and use of essential health services for pregnant women and newborns.
- Details on how you can take a community-based approach in hard-to-reach settings to improve health and nutrition for women.
- Discover how this research project supports and demonstrates global priority actions, including promote equity, increase evidence-base and integrate nutrition.
- Chris Dendys, Director, External Relations, Micronutrient Initiative
- Luz Maria De-Regil, Chief Technical Advisor and Director, Research and Evaluation, Micronutrient Initiative
- Jacqueline Kung’u, Regional Advisor, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (Africa), Micronutrient Initiative
- Cesaire Ouedraogo, PhD Student, University of California, Davis
- Belina Shisia, Project Manager, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Amref Health Africa
- Lelisse Tadesse, Public Health Professional, Emory University/MaNHEP
Call to action
- Joel Spicer, President and CEO, Micronutrient Initiative