Preterm Birth Symposium 2018

Through the Lens of Quality, Equity and Dignity
October 2-4, 2018
Kigali Marriott Hotel, KN 3 Avenue
Kigali, Rwanda

In 2017, the World Health Organization launched Quality Equity Dignity: A Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health which includes 10 countries with the goal to halve maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths in health facilities within 5 years. The Network has proposed standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care at facilities based on the WHO framework for quality which includes both the provision and experience of care.

The 2018 Preterm Birth Initiative Symposium will explore what quality, equity and dignity mean in the context of preterm birth. We will facilitate cross-collaboration between the East African and California arms of the PTBi and convene East African partners and stakeholders to explore topics such as respectful maternity care, interventions for improving quality of care, collaboration to leverage knowledge into power and quality improvements through translational research.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Speakers include:

Diane Gashumba
Rwanda Minister of Health

Alex Coutinho
UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative Strategic Advisory Board
Former Executive Director of Inshuti Mu Buzima

Manpreet Singh
Global Development Fellow
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Karen Walter
Founding President and current Vice President
Council of International Neonatal Nurses

Wilson Milton Were
Medical Officer, Child Health Services
Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Department
World Health Organization