2009 Conference Presentations

Nov. 9

Keynote Address

Improving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Time for Change (PDF 45KB)
Dr. Tigest Ketsela, Director, Division of Family and Reproductive Health, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa

Nov. 10
SESSION 1
Status of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa & Role of African Science Academies

How Science Academies Provide Evidence-Based Advice (PPT 6.64MB)
Patrick Kelley, MD, DrPH; Director, Board on African Science Academy Development, US National Academies

Status of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa (PDF 2MB)
Joy Lawn, BS, MPH, MRCP; Senior Research and Policy Advisor, Save the Children, South Africa

Moving Science into Action: Estimate of Lives Saved (PDF 583KB)
Robert Black, MD, MPH; Edgar Berman Professor; Chair of the Department of International Health; Director of the Institute for International Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Session 2:
Roundtable Discussion: Evidence-Based Scientific Advice on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: An African Policymaker's Perspective on What is Needed

Technical Note on the Badiene Gokh Initiative English Version (PDF 34KB)
Technical Note on the Badiene Gokh Initiative French Version (PDF 35KB)
Aboubakry Sy, MD; Technical Advisor for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Ministry of Health, Senegal

SESSION 3:
Current and Emerging Key Interventions in Maternal Health

Maternal Health Interventions: Lessons from the IMMPACT Project (PDF 556KB)
Wendy Graham, DPhil; Immpact Principal Investigator; Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology University of Aberdeen, UK

Reducing Maternal Mortality: Africa/Asia Comparison (PPT 714KB)
Ayorinde Ajayi, MD, MPH; Vice-President, Field Programs, PATH, USA

The Importance of Addressing Adolescent Reproductive Health Issues (PPT 857KB)
Barthelemy Kuate Defo, PhD, MPH; Professor of Medical Demography & Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada

SESSION 4:
Current and Emerging Key Interventions in Newborn and Child Health

Newborn Health Packages (PPT 5.14MB)
Kate Kerber, MPH; Save the Children, South Africa

Evaluation of Accelerated Child Survival Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa (PPT 5.33MB)
Jennifer Bryce, MS, Med, EdD; Senior Scientist, Institute for International Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Nutritional Requirements for Small Children (PPT 1.4MB)

Text of Lecture (PDF 572KB)
Matthias Brandis, MD; Senator, Gynaecology and Paediatrics Sector, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

SESSION 5:
African Science Academies in Action: Recent Activities, Processes, Findings, Recommendations, and Follow-Ups

Malaria; Prevention, Control: An Example of Uganda National Academy of Sciences in Action (PPT 4.28MB)
James Tibenderana, MB ChB, MPhil, PhD; Director, Malaria Research Centre, Uganda; Chair, Committee on Assessing Malaria Vector Resistance to Insecticides Used For Indoor Residual Spraying In Uganda, Uganda National Academy of Sciences

HIV/AIDS, TB and Nutrition: Special Considerations of Infancy and Childhood; Findings from the Academy of Science of South Africa Report and its Impact on Policy (PPT 817KB)
Robin Crewe, PhD; Vice-Principal, University of Pretoria; President, Academy of Science of South Africa

How the Nigerian Academy of Sciences' Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine is Informing National Policy in Nigeria (PPT 7.3MB)
Akin Osibogun, MB ChB, MPH; Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital; Member, Forum on Evidence Based Health Policymaking, Nigerian Academy of Sciences

Nov. 12
SESSION 6:
Health Systems

Healthcare Systems and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa (PPT 4.37MB)
Joanne Greenfield; Chief of Health, UNICEF Ghana

Healthcare Financing in Sub-Saharan Africa (PPT 3.21MB)
Chris Atim, PhD, MA; African Health Economics and Policy Association , World Bank, Senegal

SESSION 7:
Improving Healthcare: Strategies to Reduce Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Challenges

Community-Based Strategies to Reduce Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Challenges(PPT 2.17MB)

Summary of Change Package to Accelerate Attainment of Millennium Development Goal 4 in Ghana (PDF 244KB)

Improving Quality Across the Continuum of Care for Under-5 Survival (PDF 177KB)

Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso, MD, MPH; Director, Project Fives Alive! Accra, Ghana

Improving Access to Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (PPT 3.86MB)
E. Yao Kwawukume, MB ChB, FWACS, FICS; Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences; Chief Executive Officer, Women's Health Foundation, Ghana

Care of Low-Birth Weight Babies/Intensive Neonatal Care (PPT 1.67MB)
Text of Lecture (PDF 53KB)
Aggrey Wasunna, MMed; Consultant Neonatologist, Associate Professor; Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health University of Nairobi, Kenya

Progress in Vaccinations (PPT 672KB)
Francis K. Nkrumah, MD, MPH, PhD, FGA; Professor Emeritus; Former Director, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana

SESSION 8:
Health Information Systems

Current State of Health Information Systems (PDF 3.68MB)
Sally Stansfield, MD; Executive Director, Health Metrics Network, WHO, Switzerland

Longitudinal Systems to Measure Progress in MDG 4 and MDG 5 (PPT 1.31MB)
Ayaga Bawah, PhD; Principal Research Associate; Deputy Executive Director, INDEPTH Network, Ghana

SESSION 9
Roundtable Discussion: Developing and Applying New Knowledge: Key Challenges and Next Steps from Various Perspectives - Donors; Practitioners; Policymakers; Science Academies

Developing and Applying New Knowledge: Policy Makers Perspective (PPT 280KB)
Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Hon., BSC, PGDE; Member of Parliament, Uganda

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