Every Newborn - BIRTH study results launch
Multi-country study to transform newborn and maternal measurement in routine health systems. Join this dynamic EN-BIRTH results launch of 14 papers in BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth hosted by LSHTM’s MARCH Centre with teams from Bangladesh, Tanzania and Nepal. Panel discussions involve national government leaders with WHO and UNICEF experts.
All are welcome to the interactive launch of a series of papers in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, involving multiple authors mainly from low and middle-income countries, in partnership with LSHTM. These results have important implications for measuring progress for the Sustainable Development Goals, especially related to Every Newborn targets, to reduce ~5.4 million stillbirths, newborn and maternal deaths. Findings have practical relevance for improving measurement of coverage and quality of maternal and newborn care in routine facility registers and in population-based surveys.
EN-BIRTH study involved observing >23,000 births using an innovative tablet-based system to validate data from routine facility registers and women’s survey report. The study was conducted in five hospitals in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tanzania, coordinated by a team at LSHTM and funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The protocol was published in 2019 and the main study paper is in The Lancet Global Health (in press).
This dynamic launch will be hosted by LSHTM’s MARCH Centre and include a mix of film, panel sessions and talks, involving EN-BIRTH study team members from icddr,b (Bangladesh), Ifakara Health Institute and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Tanzania), and Golden Community Nepal plus Uppsala University. Panel discussions will involve national government leaders and high level WHO and UNICEF experts.
The event will be of relevance to all working in maternal and newborn health programmes, or in routine data systems, as well as academics and global health students interested in measurement improvement.