series event

Innovations to improve maternal and newborn death surveillance to better respond to future Ebola outbreaks

Recently, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa hit the poorest hardest. The three countries most affected by the crisis were amongst the top 11 countries in Africa with the highest maternal mortality (click here to see data).

In Sierra Leone, which holds the highest maternal mortality in the world, systems to count and investigate maternal deaths were hampered.

This seminar will explore:

  • limited data availability  affecting operations in maternal and newborn health through a donor lens;
  • an innovative method to quantify the indirect mortality effects of the crisis;
  • changing landscape of maternal health response, including implications for maternal death surveillance and response and how will we react in the future.

The seminar will be filmed. The recording will be available on the URL below.


Dr Sara L Nam, Global MDSR Action Network – Evidence for Action, Options Consultancy Services Ltd.


Dr Chris Lewis, Department for International Development

Laura Sochas, MPhil/PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Dr Benjamin Black, Médecins Sans Frontières

Twitter: @E4AMamaYeAfrica  #MDSR

To register: Registration is required to attend this event. Please click here to register

More information: Please click here to read more about this event and view the recording on the Global MDSR Action Network website, and click on the links to read more about the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre and The Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH).


Free to attend, but registration is required.