UN Partnership Exchange includes Survive and Thrive GDA, MNCH

Please join Lily Kak, USAID Senior Advisor for Global Partnerships and Newborn Health on Monday, July 18 as she presents the achievements of the Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths.

The Partnership Exchange begins at 10:30 ET; Ms. Kak’s session begins at 12:15. The event can be viewed online: tune in to UN Web TV. You can also follow the event on Twitter using #SDGAction11932.

For full program and event details, please visit the UN Partnership Exchange website.

Survive and Thrive and the USAID ASSIST Project

The USAID ASSIST Project acts as USAID’s implementing partner, contributing to improve maternal, newborn and child care in developing countries.

USAID ASSIST project led the QI Technical Working Group and, together with American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American College of Nurse and Midwifes (ACNM), developed the Quality Improvement (QI) Workbook for Improving Care of Mothers and Babies. Together, we are responding to growing recognition that clinical training, while essential, is insufficient for improving and sustaining health care services in the absence of broader systems strengthening and quality improvement efforts. The workbook and supplemental materials intended to provide a step- by-step guide to front-line care providers, managers and quality improvement teams to plan, implement, continuously assess, refine, scale up and institutionalize quality improvement in their health care processes. The QI workbook might be implemented by several Survive and Thrive GDA partners globally, with the potential to reach hundreds of thousand maternal and newborn care providers throughout the world.

About the Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance

“The Survive and Thrive Alliance is a public-private partnership established to achieve significant reduction in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in low-resource settings through strengthening the performance of providers, as well as improving the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services to prevent maternal and child deaths. The US government has joined with country nationals to implement, facilitate and integrate evidence-based interventions by mobilizing multi-sectorial technical experts from pediatric, obstetric and midwifery professional associations, private sector, and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based MNCH services in over 80 countries.” — UN Sustainable Development website

About the Partnership Exchange

In support of Sustainable Development Goal 17:

"The Partnership Exchange event will serve as a forum to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, providing a platform for multi-stakeholder partnerships, government officials, United Nations, major groups and other stakeholders to share knowledge and expertise to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals." — UN Partnership Exchange website

A mother and her newborn child share a first glance. Malalai Maternity Hospital, Afghanistan
A mother and her newborn child share a first glance. Malalai Maternity Hospital, Afghanistan
Date 
July 14, 2016
Authors 
Tamar Chitashvili, MD, MHP&M Senior Quality Improvement Advisor - Maternal and Child Health and Non-communicable Diseases
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