INDEPTH MNCH Working Group Leader presents at WHO meeting in Geneva

17 Nov 2017
Dr Peter Waiswa (MD, MPH, PhD), Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health in Kampala, Uganda who is leader of the INDEPTH Network Maternal and Newborn Health Working Group will be presenting at the "Stakeholders meeting on Maternal Interventions Vigilance: Safety Monitoring and Surveillance in Vaccine and other Research Settings" in Domaine de Penthes, Geneva, Switzerland, 20-21 November 2017.  This meeting is convened in collaboration between Vaccines, Essential Medicines, Reproductive, and Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health departments from WHO.  The objectives of the meeting are to:
  • review current methods or methodologies to monitor outcomes of maternal immunization and other interventions, with a particular focus on pharmacovigilance;
  • assess these vigilance methodologies and identify where harmonization is needed;
  • assess their global applicability for maternal immunization and other interventions;
  • propose coordination mechanisms and a roadmap to support their harmonization across programmes and partners working on improving pregnancy and early childhood health events.

Peter will present on "Pregnancy and early childhood outcomes monitoring through health and demographic surveillance systems."