Upcoming Events

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Adapting Health Systems to Protect Children from the Impact of Climate Change Series

The Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup of the Child Health Task Force and UNICEF are co-hosting a webinar series building on the event in May to foster discussion around adapting child health systems to become more resilient in the face of the climate crisis moving forward.

Past Events

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Improving Health Worker Performance: Lessons from a Global Review of Programs & Malawi's Experience and Learning

The Quality of Care (QoC) subgroup of the Child Health Task Force co-hosted a webinar with the Network for Improving QoC for MNCH on improving health worker performance. The first presentation shared evidence and guidance emerging from a global review on the effectiveness of interventions to improve health worker performance in LMICs.

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Engaging the Private Sector in High Quality Neonatal and Child Health Care

The Private Sector Engagement subgroup hosted a webinar to share key lessons from the Nepal experience engaging the private sector, quality interventions that go beyond training, and practical steps for implementers and governments. The presentation shared four pillars for effective private sector engagement including 1. Improving the enabling environment, 2. Improving knowledge and clinical capacity, 3. Continuously strengthening practices, and 4.

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Lifelong Care for Children with Chronic Conditions: A discussion series

This discussion series, focused on care for children with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is hosted by the Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup of the Task Force in collaboration with UNICEF, Program Division - Health, Child and Community Health Unit. Health systems in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) are experiencing an increasing burden of chronic conditions in children, including NCDs such as heart disease and diabetes.

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Hypoxemia in primary health care settings and implications for oxygen services: Evidence from Bangladesh, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda

The Quality of Care subgroup hosted panel discussion to review preliminary evidence of hypoxemia and outcomes among children in primary health care settings and discuss implications for oxygen services. The presenters, from the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Karolinska Institutet, and Johns Hopkins University, spoke to hypoxemia prevalence in Bangladesh, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda.

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Action for the Newborn: Global and Country Priorities and Implementation

The Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to present an overview of global newborn priorities as articulated in the Every Newborn Action Plan Results Framework and highlight three country experiences from India, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. A global newborn action plan developed by a dynamic group of global and country champions was endorsed at the World Health Assembly in 2014. This initiative catalyzed the development of over 50 national action plans in three years.

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Caring for Small & Nutritionally At-Risk Infants and their Mothers: MAMI Care Pathway experiences from Ethiopia & Colombia

The Nutrition subgroup hosted a webinar to share the Management of small & nutritionally At-risk Infants under six months & their Mothers (MAMI) approach. Participants learned about the MAMI Care Pathway Package which facilitates screening, assessment and management and heard implementation experiences from Ethiopia and Colombia. You can access the newest edition of the package published in 2021 here.

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Improving Access to MNCH Products through Strengthening Registration

The Commodities subgroup hosted a webinar to hear from USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) program about the challenges with registration of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) medical products revealed in a nine-country study.

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Quality of Care for IMCI in Private and Public Health Facilities Webinar

The Private Sector Engagement (PSE) and Quality of Care (QoC) subgroups co-hosted a webinar to share results from a SHOPS Plus analysis of Service Provision Assessment (SPA) survey data from seven countries. The analysis examined how well health facilities in those countries adhere to integrated management for childhood illness (IMCI) guidelines for children 2-59 months and young infants under two months. The analysis included all facilities and disaggregated by public and private sector.