Annual Latin America and Caribbean Newborn Health Alliance Meeting
The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Newborn Health Alliance will host its annual meeting in Bogota, Colombia from September 22nd through September 24th this year. Participants representing many different international organizations and from countries throughout Latin America will be in attendance.
The Latin America and Caribbean Newborn Health Alliance is an interagency group that promotes newborn health within a Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health continuum. The group promotes evidence-based policies and programmatic interventions at the facility and community levels. The LAC Alliance supports countries in their efforts to reduce newborn morbidity and mortality in the LAC region by promoting the sharing of information and experiences at the local, national and regional levels; supporting the dissemination of cost-effective, evidence-based interventions; providing technical support for the region; and advocating for the newborn and the mother by actively participating in regional and international meetings and forums.
Meeting objectives include to orient new members of the Neonatal Alliance for Latin America and the Caribbean, to update regional and global level neonatal health priorities, to provide updates about 2013-2014 activities, to define the Alliance's Action Plan for 2014-2015, and to elect/reelect a Neonatal Alliance Coordinator. USAID ASSIST Senior QI Advisor for MNCH and Latin America Regional Director Dr. Jorge Hermida, will present ASSIST's progress in leading the Spanish-language Salud Materno Infantil website and the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Community of Practice, hosted on the website. Dr. Hermida will also present about future plans to organize and lead two virtual improvement collaboratives, including on KMC and newborn services infection control. Please see below for a copy of his presentation.
To join the meeting live via Elluminte on Tuesday September 23rd and Wednesday, September 24th, please visit: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=voffice&password=M.B29657EB2145098... (please note that the meeting will be in Spanish)