Innovative Approaches for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Care in a Pandemic Situation

Innovative Approaches for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Care in a Pandemic Situation

Abstract of the session: The purpose of this session is knowledge sharing and discussions on the current and future ICT use in maternal and child health care in different countries. This session especially focuses on the innovative approaches used in different countries during the pandemic situations, their challenges, and the possible solutions.

  • Session Chair: Prof. Naoki Nakashima
  • Session Moderator: Dr. Rafiqul Islam Maruf
  • Session Coordinator: Dr. Kimiyo Kikuchi
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Kimiyo Kikuchi (Kyushu University, Japan)
      • Title: Effectiveness of implementing PHC-MCH and what to use in a future pandemic
    • Mr. Liladhar Dhakal (ONE HEART WORLDWIDE, Nepal)
      • Title: Maternal and newborn health helpline program in rural Nepal during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Dr. Mei Neni Sitaresmi (Gadja Mada University, Indonesia)
      • Title: Telehealthcare for maternal child health: A case study in Indonesia
    • Mr. Kuniyuki Furuta (SOIK, Congo/ Japan)
      • Title: Overcoming Challenges in Maternal Health by Digital Innovation: Lessons from DRC
    • Dr. Morseda Chowdhury (BRAC, Bangladesh)
      • Title: BRAC Maternity Centres – an example of affordable quality health care for urban poor
  • Session Flow:
    All speakers will present individually in 7 minutes followed by 3 minute Q&A session. In the end, there will be a 30-minute panel session including all speakers.