We are pleased to report that our conference was a great success – based on our conference evaluations 97% of attendees indicated positive satisfaction with the conference overall! Partnerships, Policy, and Progress: Healthy Lives for Women, Children, and Adolescents Worldwide, our Conference and Annual General Meeting on November 3-4, brought together a rich mix of speakers and attendees, including international participants from Haiti, Italy, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
The delegate audience from the not-for-profit, academic, government and private sectors heard from a rich selection of speakers, including Karina Gould, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of International Development. The event wrapped up with an uplifting keynote address by Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, a human rights lawyer, former General Secretary of the World YWCA and founder of the Rozaria Memorial Trust in Zimbabwe. She reminded delegates that, “You will never meet the families you impact, but know that they are grateful.”
For more perspective on what delegates heard at Partnerships, Policy and Progress, check out the remarks delivered by outgoing CanWaCH Board Director, Susan Johnson, Vice President and Director General, International Operations and Movement Relations, Canadian Red Cross. Her address on Policy Solutions for Health and Rights in Fragile Contexts can be found here in our blog section.
Presenters’ slides are available for the following presentations:
Dr. Ari Nandi. Associate Professor, Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University
Dr. Helen Scott. Executive Director, CAN-MNCH
Session 2. Theorization: a role for public policies in achieving the Global Strategy
Session 3. Reflection: successes (and failures) from the field
Measuring Results – “Measuring Results of Maternal and Child Health Initiatives in Remote Areas”
Session 4. Partnerships and influencing policy
Session 5. Prescription: policy solutions for achieving the Global Strategy
Health policy interventions, including universal healthcare coverage, for improving access to care for women and children
Social protection policies for women’s and children’s health and development
Session 6. Policy Solutions for Health and Rights in Fragile Contexts
Session 7. Summation: what have we learned and where are we going?
Session 8. Keynote address and closing remarks