4 January 2013

Africa: See Us At the 2013 Global Maternal Health Conference

press release

PATH staff will join more than 700 health experts from around the world to share our work on maternal health technologies and medicines at the 2013 Global Maternal Health Conference, January 15 to 17 in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference will focus on research, best practices, and efforts to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity through improving the quality of maternal health services.

PATH staff will present on our work on technologies, such as a nonpneumatic antishock garment and low-cost uterine balloon tamponades. We will also be talking about strategies to prevent and manage obstetric complications and to improve access to essential maternal health medicines.

Our featured work

Presentations featuring PATH staff include:

Production strategy for increasing access to high-quality, affordable medicines. Mutsumi Metzler, commercialization officer, will discuss an assessment tool that helps program planners and manufacturers assess opportunities for local production of essential generic drugs and optimize pathways to product registration and use. Tuesday, January 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Simba room. Learn more about the session (188.8 KB PDF).

A low-cost uterine balloon tamponade for the management of postpartum hemorrhage. Paul LaBarre, technical officer, will present on a uterine balloon tamponade appropriate for low-resource settings. Wednesday, January 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Mbayumbayu room. Learn more about the session (186 KB PDF).

Making MgSO4 administration more user friendly for preeclampsia and eclampsia management. Dr. Patricia Coffey, senior program officer, will discuss increasing the proper use of magnesium sulfate through supportive technology for health providers. Wednesday, January 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Mbayumbayu room. Learn more about the session (190 KB PDF).

Merck for Mothers: a dialogue on strategy and programs. Paul LaBarre, technical officer, will participate in a panel discussion on the Merck for Mothers initiative. Wednesday, January 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Manyara room.

Challenges and strategies for new maternal health product introduction in sub-Saharan Africa: focus on the nonpneumatic antishock garment. Paul LaBarre, technical officer, will discuss the avenues, opportunities, and challenges associated with new product introduction to inform strategies for introduction of medical technologies. Thursday, January 17, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Twiga room. Learn more about the session (188 KB PDF).

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