CCGH Symposium: Maternal and Child Health Handbook Initiative

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Spotlight on members’ contributions to the 2017 Canadian Conference on Global Health

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm
Ottawa Marriott Hotel (100 Kent Street, Ottawa)
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As a part of this year’s edition of the Canadian Conference on Global Health – Leaving No One Behind? Reflections for Action in a Changing World – the WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity is organizing a symposium entitled “Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Handbook Initiative: A Continuum of MNCH Care Tool to Ensure Better Health for the Most Vulnerable Mothers and Children in the World”.

The MCH Handbook has grown significantly since it originated in Japan, and many lessons have been learned throughout its adaptation and implementation in dozens of other countries. By discussing the origins, development, expansion and application of the MCH Handbook around the world, this symposium will foster a dialogue about strategies to improve maternal, neonatal and child health worldwide.

Speakers

Dr. Yasuhide Nakamura, MD, PhD, is Professor, Konan Women’s University and Professor Emeritus, Osaka University. He is also Chairman, International Committee on the MCH Handbook and President, Japan Association of International Health (JAIH).

Ms. Janet Roberts is Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity, Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa.

Shafi Bhuiyan, MD, MPH, MBA, PhD, is a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Community Services and The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University and Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He is also a Founding Member of the International Committee on the MCH Handbook. Dr. Bhuiyan is CCGHR Board Treasurer and our guest chair for this year’s Annual General Meeting to take place on Monday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 pm.

MCH Handbook Symposium CCGH (PDF announcement)