Achieving Impact at Scale: Making a Difference for Mothers, Children and Newborns


In September 2015, UN countries adopted an ambitious set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Scaling up high-impact interventions is imperative to achieving these Sustainable Development Goals, which – among other targets – seek to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”

If countries are to achieve sustainable impact at scale, the scale-up process needs both to expand services to those that need them, as well as institutionalize those services in their country systems. Thus, scaling-up health services involves an in-depth understanding of any country’s government, civil society actors and local needs, but also a commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of those services.

Join USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and partners for a candid discussion as to how governments, donors, and organizations can scale-up “what works” for women and children the world over with colleagues from Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Nahed Matta, Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor, USAID/AOR for MCSP
  • Koki Agarwal, Director, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program/Jhpiego
  • John Borrazzo, Maternal and Child Health Division Chief, USAID
  • Chantelle Allen, Quality Improvement Advisor, MCSP Ghana/Jhpiego
  • Oniyire Ade, Deputy Director, MCSP Nigeria/Jhpiego
  • Asayehegn Tekeste, Deputy Project Direcor, MCSP Ethiopia/Save the Children
  • Boniface Mutombo, Chief of Party, MCSP Democratic Republic of the Congo/JSI