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Symposium – Measuring and managing maternal complications in Rwanda and Uganda

November 4, 2019 - November 5, 2019

Symposium

You are invited to the Symposium on Measuring and managing maternal complications in Rwanda and Uganda on the 4th and 5th of November 2019.

Locations

  • 4th of November, symposium: Hortus Botanicus, VU University (Van der Boechorststraat 8, Amsterdam)
  • 4th of November, PhD defences: VU University, Auditorium De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam
  • 5th of November, symposium: Radboud University, Aula PhD defence (idem) Comeniuslaan 2, Nijmegen

Registration

To register for 4th of November, email to: secretariaat.athena.beta@vu.nl
To register for 5th of November, email to: twanny.jeijsman-rouwhorst@radboudumc.nl

PhD ceremonies

This symposium is organised to celebrate the PhD ceremonies of Richard Kalisa, Barbara Nolens and Felix Sayinzoga in collaboration with the Working Party for International Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health.

4th of November VU University Amsterdam, Auditorium
13.45: Richard Kalisa
15.45: Barbara Nolens
5th of November Radboud University Nijmegen, Aula
15.00: Felix Sayinzoga

Symposium Programme on Monday 4th of November 2019, VU University, Amsterdam

Location symposium: Hortus Botanicus, VU University (Van der Boechorststraat 8, Amsterdam_

9.30-10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00-10.05 Introduction by Thomas van den Akker (chair)

Part 1: Rwanda: (Near) misses and great saves

10.05-10.30 Stephen Rulisa – Reflections on the state of maternal health in Rwanda and on the thesis ‘Hospital-Based Audit of Obstetric Care and Birth Preparedness in Rural Rwanda’ by Richard Kalisa

10.30-10.50 Steffie Heemelaar – Maternal Near Miss in Namibia, perspectives from a different setting: differences with Rwanda?

10.50-11.10 Leon Bijlmakers: looking forward to tomorrow (Felix Sayinzoga’s defence in Nijmegen) and beyond: what can we learn from Rwanda and from research into Maternal Near Miss?

Part 2: Uganda: disappearance and re-emerging of assisted vaginal birth

11.10-11.15 Intro by Thomas van den Akker

11.15-11.40 John Lule: Reflections on changes in mode of birth in Uganda and on the thesis ‘Reintroduction of vacuum extraction in a tertiary referral hospital in Uganda’ by Barbara Nolens

11.40-12.00 Nas Kallianidis: And how about mode of birth in the Netherlands: changes over time and are they for the better?

12.00-12.15 Discussion and closing remarks

12.15 Lunch

PhD defences (location: VU University, Auditorium, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam)

13.45-15.15 Richard Kalisa

15.45-17.15 Barbara Nolens

17.15 Drinks

Symposium Programme on Tuesday 5th of November, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Location: Radboud University, Aula, Comeniuslaan 2, Nijmegen

‘Health system thinking is crucial for improving maternal health’

10:30-11.00 Registration and coffee

11.00-11.05 Introduction by Koos van der Velden (chair)

11.05-11:30 Stephen Rulisa – Reflections on the state of maternal health in Rwanda and on the thesis by Felix Sayinzoga ‘Health systems determinants of maternal and neonatal health in Rwanda’

11:30-11:55 Joyce Browne – Improving quality of care for hypertensive disease in pregnancy: SPOT impact

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:25 Josaphat Byamugisha – Reflections on maternal health and health system thinking in Uganda

13:25-13:50 Jelle Stekelenburg – Research collaboration between low-income countries and high-income countries for improving maternal health

13:50-14:15 Discussion and closing remarks

PhD defence (location: Radboud University, Aula, Comeniuslaan 2, Nijmegen)

15:00-16.30 Defence Felix Sayinzoga – ‘Health systems determinants of maternal and neonatal health in Rwanda’

16.30 Reception

Details

Start:
November 4, 2019
End:
November 5, 2019
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