Global Maternal Health Conference in Arusha

Maternal Conference

Illustration extracted from PMNCH 2012 Annual Report

15-17 JANUARY 2013 – ARUSHA, TANZANIA – IDEAS and the PMNCH and partners are presenting a panel session - Fostering Rights-Based Accountability for Maternal and Child Mortality - at the Global Maternal Health Conference in Arusha, Tanzania. The Global Maternal Health Conference is a technical conference for scientists, researchers, and policy-makers to network, share knowledge, and build on progress toward eradicating preventable maternal mortality and morbidity by improving quality of care. The panel session will launch the PMNCH’s latest Knowledge Summary #23 on a human rights-based approach to health, the development of which was coordinated by the IDEAS project.

The 2013 Global Maternal Health Conference will build on the successful technical focus and abstract-driven structure of the 2010 conference.

There will be 5 conference tracks:

  • Programme approaches and tools to improve the quality of maternal health care.
  • Measurement of the quality of maternal health care.
  • Strengthening health systems for improving the quality of maternal health care.
  • Access to and utilization of quality maternal health care.
  • Evidence-informed policy and advocacy for quality maternal health care.

The conference is co-sponsored by Management and Development for Health, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. MHC2013 features up to 700 participants/presenters with:

  • parallel sessions and poster presentations within 5 tracks
  • 3 plenary sessions with leading maternal health experts
  • scholarships for developing country-based presenters
  • high-level government officials