Maternal and Newborn Health in Crisis and Conflict

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Women in countries affected by conflict or crisis lack adequate access to basic health services which would otherwise save and improve lives. What is the current understanding of and global standard for responding to this need? Is the Minimum Initial Service Package enough?  Do women and newborns have access to these resources? Where are the gaps? What can various stakeholders and actors do to bridge the gap between needed and available resources for the most vulnerable?

The webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from colleagues about the current capacity and future efforts to meet the unique health needs of women, including adolescents, and newborns caught in conflict and crisis.   



  • Sarah Knaster, Coordinator for the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises
  • Jennifer Schlecht, Senior Program Officer for Reproductive Health, Women’s Refugee Commission
  • Janet Meyers, Advisor for Reproductive Health in Emergencies at Save the Children
  • Elaine Scudder, Associate Director for country support of Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives
  • Cindy Uttley, Community Health Advisor, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief