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June 19th – Stronger Systems for Healthier Moms and Kids: Tackling Health System Constraints in Ghana and Guinea

Posted May 24, 2018

In the past 10 years, USAID’s maternal and child survival efforts have helped save the lives of more than 5 million children and 200,000 women in 25 priority countries. Despite this progress, more than 15,000 children and 830 women still die every day from preventable causes.

We must strengthen health systems to prevent child and material deaths.

Please join MCSP as we welcome health system specialists from two USAID-supported countries, Ghana and Guinea, to learn how interventions at different levels of the health system are working to address common health system challenges in order to ensure equity, coverage, quality and efficiency of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services.


Tuesday, June 19th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


George Washington University, City View Room
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052


Dr. Koki Agarwal
USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

Kerry Pelzman
Deputy Assistant Administrator
USAID Bureau for Global Health

Dr. J. Koku Awoonor-Williams
Director, Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Ghana Health Service

Grace Chee
Health System Strengthening and Equity Team Leader
USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

Catherine Connor
Deputy Project Director
USAID’s flagship Health Finance and Governance Project

Bob Emrey
Lead Health Systems Specialist, Office of Health Systems
USAID Bureau for Global Health

Dr. Abdoulaye Kaba
National Director, Strategic & Development Office
Guinea Ministry of Health

Julian Schweitzer
Senior Advisor
Cambidge Economic Policy Associates

Dr. Aye Aye Thwin
Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health


Click here to register.

Maternal and Child Survival Program