SNL Legacy e-Talks

Save the Date

Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) 20th anniversary will be marked with a series of e-Talks to celebrate global accomplishments and cover key technical, programmatic, advocacy and policy topics, along with discussions on the continued importance of newborn and perinatal health in times of crisis.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from Sep 29 – Oct 15, experts and global leaders will join the Saving Newborn Lives Legacy e-Talks one-hour sessions (two sessions per day, twice a week over three weeks) to present the groundbreaking work done in the last two decades, while also sharing implementation challenges, learnings and views about the way forward to further strengthen newborn health and survival.

Partners, collaborators, researchers, government officials and implementers, as well as advocates and civil society representatives, including parent organizations, will have a unique chance to interact with peers in this critical network, strengthening the knowledge base to realize a common vision for newborn and perinatal health and quality of care in the next decade.

More specifically the e-Talks will:

  • Highlight newborn health achievements, linking these to global progress and milestones.
  • Disseminate new knowledge and lessons learned in newborn health.
  • Focus on learning from country implementation research, experiences and innovations.
  • Emphasize a common vision for the unfinished newborn health agenda.


Saving Newborn Lives Legacy e-Talks


Every Tuesday and Thursday from September 29 – October 15, 2020 (12pm-2pm GMT/8am-10am ET)


Confirmed panelists so far include: David Oot, Tedbabe Degefie, Rajiv Bahl, Gary Darmstadt, Neal Brandes, Ajay Khera, Peter Waiswa,  Joy Lawn, Allisyn Moran, Tanya Guenther, Lynne Franco, Steve Hodgins, Kondwani Chavula, Deb Sitrin, Mohammad Shahidullah, Dr. Afsana Karim, Tesfaye Hailu, Dr. Abeba Bekele, Ashish KC, Mary Kinney, Gedesi Banda, Adhish Dhungana, Shamim Qazi, Abdullah Baqui, Susan Niermeyer , Dr. Pradhan, Hannah Blencowe Ornella Lincetto, Queen Dube, Bertha Pooley, Hema Magge, Steve Wall, Winifride Mwebesa, Elaine Scudder, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Goldy Mazia and Neena Khadka.

Interim Agenda


Day 1: History and lessons learned

Register for Day 1 of SNL Legacy e-Talks Tue, Sep 29

Day 2: Counting newborns – history and progress

Register for Day 2 of SNL Legacy e-Talks Thu, Oct 1

Day 3: SNL country learning about effective coverage and sustainability

Register for Day 3 of SNL Legacy e-Talks Tue, Oct 6

Day 4: Preventable infections and community outreach

Register for Day 4 of SNL Legacy e-Talks Thu, Oct 8

Day 5: Complications around the time of birth – Intrapartum and Preterm

Register for Day 5 of SNL Legacy e-Talks Tue, Oct 13

Day 6: State of the Word’s Newborns and meeting the SDG targets by 2030

Register for Day 6 of SNL Legacy e-Talks Thu, Oct 15