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16:00-16:30 PMWelcome Remarks

Clara Menéndez (ISGlobal), Ana Langer (Maternal Health Task Force) and Robert Armstrong (Aga Khan University) will wellcome all participants and offer the opening speeches.

10:30-11:55 AM - Auditorium ALecture: Success factors for reducing maternal and child mortality: Why some countries do better than others?

  • Speaker: Joy Lawn MARCH Centre, London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Facilitator: Jean Luc Perpignan

Session readings:

Reviews fundamental aspects of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Topics include burden and causes of neonatal deaths (from a clinical, social, health systems perspective), neonatal complications, neonatal deaths measurement and key elements of essential newborn care. Discusses progress in the reduction of neonatal mortality and morbidity: current strategies believed to be effective and/or review of previous strategies. Different types of interventions and approaches aimed at reducing neonatal morbidity and mortality within specific contexts.

16:30-18:30 P.M.Opening Panel

Session readings:

18:30 P.M.Welcome Reception