Delivering quality essential maternal, newborn and child health services during COVID-19: Health workers perspectives, challenges and solutions

Added on : 29 July 2020

By: Quality of Care Network Secretariat

Part of a series on ‘Delivering quality essential maternal, newborn and child health services during COVID-19’, co-hosted by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the QoC subgroup of the Child Health Task Force.

 

Thursday 3 September, 2020 at 11 am GMT, 1 pm CEST, 2 pm EAT

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How does COVID-19 affect the ability of health workers to maintain quality maternal, newborn and child health services, and how have they adapted the way they deliver care? This webinar will share the perspectives of health workers striving to deliver essential, quality MNCH services during the pandemic.

The speakers will share the findings of the recent ‘Voices from the frontline’ survey[1] documenting experiences of frontline maternal and newborn healthcare providers during COVID19. It looks particularly at health workers’ access on guidance during the pandemic, their level of stress, and their concerns about the impact of rapidly changing care practices on health outcomes.

A representative from the Malawi Ministry of Health will share the challenges that midwives are facing and the solutions they have come up with to provide quality care during COVID-19. The experience of Nepal will also be shared.

The presentations will be followed by an ‘Ask the experts’ session.  

 Speakers:

  • Dr. Lenka Benova, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr. Andrew Likaka, Director of Quality Management and Digital Health Department, Ministry of Health and Population, Malawi
  • Dr. Abha Shrestha, consultant obs/gyn at Dulikhel hospital, and professor at Kathmandu University, Nepal

 

This is the fifth webinar in a series on ‘Delivering quality essential maternal, newborn and child health services during COVID-19’. Quality of care experts will share global guidance and country experiences around quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health in the context of COVID-19.

The series is co-hosted by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the QoC subgroup of the Child Health Task Force, with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization.  

 

See the whole series and register: http://www.qualityofcarenetwork.org/webinar-series2

 

[1] Voices from the frontline: findings from a thematic analysis of a rapid online global survey of maternal and newborn health professionals facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo: ©UNICEF/UNI341101/Vinay Panjwani

 

 

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