Health Systems and Workforce | Targets and Metrics Room: 2.41-2.43 Pre-Formed Panel
May 10, 2023 09:10 - 10:25(Africa/Johannesburg)
20230510T0910 20230510T1025 Africa/Johannesburg Maternal Mortality: Levels, Trends, and Strengthening Reporting

The reduction of maternal mortality has long been a global health priority and remains a prominent part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. The SDGs include a direct emphasis on reducing maternal mortality while also highlighting the importance of moving beyond survival. SDG target 3.1, "reduce global MMR to less than 70 per 100 000 live births by 2030" is an ambitious target and will require sustained commitments to ensure that women and adolescent girls get quality care and support when and where needed.The United Nations Maternal Mortality Estimation Interagency Group (MMEIG) comprising WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank Group, the United Nations Population Division has collaborated with external academic teams and technical experts on a new round of maternal mortality estimates covering the period 2000 2020. These new MMR estimates supersede all previous estimates and are based on the most up to date data and methods, assessing national, regional and global trends monitoring progress towards 2030. The panel will also report updated cause of maternal death estimates from WHO.Having targets for maternal mortality reduction is important but accurate data remains the key to robust policy and programming. Authors from Sri Lanka and Jamaica will share data and processes to quantify and reduce missed and misclassified maternal deaths. Enhanced reporting will allow better data use, informing maternal cause of death attribution, informing interventions and tracking including interpretation of the gaps in coverage.

Room: 2.41-2.43 International Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2023 information@imnhc.org
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The reduction of maternal mortality has long been a global health priority and remains a prominent part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. The SDGs include a direct emphasis on reducing maternal mortality while also highlighting the importance of moving beyond survival. SDG target 3.1, "reduce global MMR to less than 70 per 100 000 live births by 2030" is an ambitious target and will require sustained commitments to ensure that women and adolescent girls get quality care and support when and where needed.

The United Nations Maternal Mortality Estimation Interagency Group (MMEIG) comprising WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank Group, the United Nations Population Division has collaborated with external academic teams and technical experts on a new round of maternal mortality estimates covering the period 2000 2020. These new MMR estimates supersede all previous estimates and are based on the most up to date data and methods, assessing national, regional and global trends monitoring progress towards 2030. The panel will also report updated cause of maternal death estimates from WHO.

Having targets for maternal mortality reduction is important but accurate data remains the key to robust policy and programming. Authors from Sri Lanka and Jamaica will share data and processes to quantify and reduce missed and misclassified maternal deaths. Enhanced reporting will allow better data use, informing maternal cause of death attribution, informing interventions and tracking including interpretation of the gaps in coverage.

Trends in Maternal Mortality 2000 to 2020: Estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Bank Group, and United Nations Population Division
Panel 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/10 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/10 08:25:00 UTC
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Targets and Metrics
Presenters Lale Say
Unit Head, SRH Integration In Health Systems, World Health Organization
Global and Regional Causes of Maternal Deaths 2009–2017: A World Health Organization (WHO) Systematic Analysis
Panel 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/10 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/10 08:25:00 UTC
None
Targets and Metrics
Presenters
JC
Jenny Cresswell
Scientist, World Health Organization
Vital Registration as a Reliable Source of Maternal Mortality Information: Jamaica’s Experience with Efforts to Improve Data Quality and Completeness, 2018–2021
Panel 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/10 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/10 08:25:00 UTC
Mental Health
Targets and Metrics
Health Systems and Workforce
Presenters Affette McCaw-Binns
Professor, University Of The West Indies, Mona
Structured Processes Built upon the Original Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) System: Sri Lanka
Panel 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/10 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/10 08:25:00 UTC
None
Targets and Metrics
Health Systems and Workforce
Presenters Imbulana Jayaratne
National Program Manager - Child Morbidity & Mortality, Family Health Bureau - Ministry Of Health
National Program Manager - Child Morbidity & Mortality
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Family Health Bureau - Ministry of Health
Professor
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University of the West Indies, Mona
Unit Head, SRH Integration in Health Systems
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World Health Organization
Scientist
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World Health Organization
Ghana Health Service
SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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