On April 11, 2011, the Global Health Council and its partners held the event “Delivering impact in women and children’s health: The challenges and opportunities of service integration” at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC. The purpose of this event was to explore the definition and meaning of the term integration; identify the contextual factors that promote and inhibit the integration of global health programs; and highlight some of the best practices in maternal, newborn and child integration and health systems strengthening. The morning included sessions organized by USAID’s flagship maternal, newborn and child health integrated program (MCHIP), FHI, and Management Sciences in Health (MSH), and was generously funded by the United Nations Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Rachel Hampton at rhampton@globalhealth.org.

Session: Build It Better and Stronger: Maternal and Child Health Programs for Maximum Impact
Session Organizer: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
More than one-and-a-half million women every year will die from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. At the same time, an estimated six million children die each year from preventable causes. In order to come close to reaching the Millennium Development Goals to reduce childhood deaths by two-thirds and maternal morbidity by three-quarters by the year 2015 interventions will require more than scientific expertise. Leadership and effective management processes are also needed to bring existing and new interventions to scale throughout countries’ service sites and communities. Join us for a discussion of the best practices used in Malawi and Ghana to achieve maximum health impact for women and children.

Other videos for this event:

Session 1: What does Integration Mean, Exactly?
vimeo.com/22399221 - Deborah Armbruster
vimeo.com/22398756 - Steve Hodgins
vimeo.com/22398210 - Cat McKaig
vimeo.com/22397369 - Joseph de-Graft Johnson
vimeo.com/22396683 - Q&A session

Session 2:To Integrate or Not To Integrate? Determining When Integrated Programs are Feasible videos:
vimeo.com/22396283 - Johannes van Dam, FHI
vimeo.com/22395701 - Alicen Burns Spaulding
vimeo.com/22394708 - Elaine Charurat
vimeo.com/22394417 - Q&A session

Session 3: Build It Better and Stronger: Maternal and Child Health Programs for Maximum Impact videos:
vimeo.com/22394245 Diana Silimperi
vimeo.com/22393565 Abdelhadi Eltahir
vimeo.com/22392639 Issakha Diallo
vimeo.com/22393412 Dr. Rudi Thetard
vimeo.com/22393223 Q&A session

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