World Health Assembly – Medicines Quality Side Event
Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time: 11.30 – 13.30
Venue: Espace Gallatin, Domaine de Penthes, Geneva, Switzerland
Title: Quality of Maternal Health Medicines and Achieving the SDGs – Lunchtime Seminar
A discussion of important new publications to support efforts to drive improvements in maternal health medicines and the launch of Concept Foundation’s PPH Stories Photography project.
Post partum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality globally and a significant barrier to achievement of the SDGs. Countries are unlikely to achieve maternal mortality targets unless drastic action is taken to improve the quality of life-saving maternal health medicines.
The quality of lifesaving maternal health medicines has been consistently found to be of low quality in low income countries, hampering efforts to reduce maternal mortality and placing an unnecessary burden on health systems.
PPH Stories is an exhibition of the photos and stories recounting the experiences of women who suffered from postpartum hemorrhage following the birth of their child, and the families some have left behind. Photographer Paul Joseph Brown, will share personal experiences meeting with PPH patients during the project.
Lunch is included. Registration is free.