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Innovations to Improve Maternal and Newborn Death Surveillance to Better Respond to Future Ebola Outbreaks

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

Recently, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa hit the poorest hardest. The three countries most affected by the crisis were amongst the top 11 countries in Africa with the highest maternal mortality.

In Sierra Leone, which holds the highest maternal mortality in the world, systems to count and investigate maternal deaths were hampered.

This seminar will explore:

  •  limited data availability affecting operations in maternal and newborn health through a donor lens 
  • an innovative method to quantify the indirect mortality effects of the crisis
  • changing landscape of maternal health response, including implications for maternal death surveillance and response and how will we react in the future


Dr Sara L Nam, Global MDSR Action Network - Evidence for Action, Options Consultancy Services Ltd.


Dr Chris Lewis, Department for International Development

Laura Sochas, Mphil/PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Dr Benjamin Black, Médecins Sans Frontières

Admission: Free to attend, but registration is required here.
Email: mdsr@evidence4action.net
More information here.