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

The recording of this event is available here

Date: Tuesday 17 January 2017
Time: 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Chair(s): Dr Sara L Nam, Global MDSR Action Network – Eviden


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.


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

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