By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
I am pleased to announce that @HPP_LSHTM will be hosting a Twitter chat on 3 OCTOBER using the hashtag #CommunityMNH!
Date: 3 October, 2017
Time: 2-3pm UK TIME
Location: Twitter – lead by @HPP_LSHTM
This Twitter chat will discuss the Launch of the Supplement: ‘Content & costs of community maternal-newborn care’, including the first ever multi-country analyses of community maternal newborn care involving large scale evaluations in six African countries including five cRCTS (Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana) and national scale up in Malawi plus a rural, pro-poor programme in Bolivia. The series involved a 10 year collaboration coordinated by Professor Joy Lawn (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)), and Emmanuelle Daviaud (Medical Research Council South Africa), working with a group of LSHTM and African economists, plus many partners in the countries including UNICEF, with funding mainly though Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children.
This Twitter chat will be held just before the official launch event at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine taking place at 5.15pm on the same day- register to attend this here.
The research provides insights into factors driving the scale-ability of community based care for other programmes such as HIV, NCDs and child development or nutrition.
Questions to be discussed include the following, including prominent researchers in the field:
- What is new about this series/what prompted this supplement?
- What were the most important findings overall?
- What surprised you during this research and were there any challenges you faced?
- What is the relevance to other health programmes offering home visit packages (such as HIV programmes)?
We look forward to your participation!
If you are not able to attend the live discussion, please feel free to tweet your comments to @HPP_LSHTM using the hashtag #CommunityMNH. An edited summary of the tweet chat will be published in a Storify post shortly after the session.