Technology for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH Tech)

Technology for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH Tech)
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Date/Time
22/02/2017 - 24/02/2017
All Day
Location
STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre
Category(ies)

In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York City to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs built on the Millennium Development Goals, a 15-year agenda adopted in 2000 to tackle world poverty. Although much progress was made, several of those goals were not achieved. This is particularly true of MDGs 4 and 5, aimed respectively at reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. These goals are now encompassed in SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being.

Among other things, technology will play a critical role in meeting the goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. We are thus planning MNCH Tech, a Workshop on Technology for Maternal Newborn and Child Health to be hosted by the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in Stellenbosch, South Africa from February 22-24, 2017. The workshop will immediately follow the annual STIAS Wallenberg Roundtable on m-Health.The workshop is co-sponsored by STIAS, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Centre for International Child Health.

The primary objective of this workshop is to build a roadmap for technology development to help achieve SDG 3 in maternal, newborn and child health. For this, we will convene a select group of leaders in development and deployment of global health solutions and mobile health technologies together with key stakeholders from both developed and developing countries. The themes of the three days, respectively, will be:

  • Identifying Key Areas Where Technology has the Potential for Maximum Impact
  • Low-Cost Technologies for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
  • Prioritization and Approach

Participants include:

  • Guy Dumont
  • Chibuzo Anaso
  • Mark Ansermino
  • Pauline Bakibinga
  • Mohammed Dalwai
  • France Donnay
  • Noni Gachuhi
  • Ainara Garde
  • Stefan Gebhardt
  • Justus Hofmeyr
  • Kamugisha Johnbosco
  • Walter Karlen
  • Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch
  • Lucie Laflamme
  • Pascal Lavoie
  • Johan Lundin
  • William Macharia
  • Tatenda Makanga
  • Peter Moschovis
  • Chishamiso Mudenyanga
  • Peter Nyasulu
  • Beth Payne
  • Roger Rassool
  • Nanna Schneidermann
  • Bryn Sobott
  • Peter von Dadelszen
  • Matthew Wiens
  • Kate Wilson

For more information, including the programme schedule and participant profiles, please consult the MNCH Tech website.

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