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Symposium ‘Future of maternal health research in Ghana’

February 16, 2018 - February 17, 2018

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Maternal health is a central theme in Sustainable Development Goals 3, with the target to reduce maternal mortality to <70 per 100.000 live births by 2030. Despite substantial progress in the reduction of maternal mortality during the Millennium Development Goals, Ghana’s maternal mortality rate currently is >300 per 100.000 live births. Research and innovation can meaningfully contribute to the acceleration of improvements made in maternal health in past years.


You are cordially invited to the symposium ‘Future of maternal health research in Ghana’ on 16 February 2018 (9.00-16.00) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.


This symposium aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from Ghana and the international community to exchange knowledge and map future priorities in research to improve care provided to women during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. Inspiring key-note speakers will discuss future priorities and needs for maternal health research in Ghana.


In addition, during this symposium we will launch a photo exhibition that features a number of maternal health researchers from Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, University of Ghana and the Ghana Health Services.

General Information

  • Date: 16 February 2018
  • Time: 9.00-16.00
  • RSVP & registration (before Feb 5th). The meeting is free of charge, places are limited!
  • Location: Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • More info: globalhealth@umcutrecht.nl. A detailed program will be available late January.


This meeting is organized by the University of Ghana’s College of Health Sciences (Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the School of Medicine and Dentistry), Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University


Mercy Nuamah, MD PhD

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana

Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, MDPhD

  • Department of Epidemiology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, College of health Sciences, University of Ghana.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

Joyce Browne, MD PhD

  • Julius Global Health, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, PhD

  • Julius Global Health, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands


This meeting is organized with the support of the Dutch organization for internationalization in education (Nuffic) and the Knowledge Platform on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Share-Net International.


They hope to welcome you on February 16th!


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