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Symposium Safe Motherhood in Tanzania and Ethiopia; Best Practices

June 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Symposium Safe Motherhood

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)  is located to the east of Groningen city centre, on the Hanzeplein. The hospital is easy to reach in a variety of ways – by bike, by car (use the underground car park) or by public transport.
Your journey to the UMCG may take longer due to road works. Please check www.groningenbereikbaar.nl to see whether any road works are scheduled on your route.

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To sign up please send an e-mail to Ms. H. Buntjer, h.buntjer@umcg.nl

PhD ceremonies

This symposium is organized to celebrate the PhD ceremonies of Abera, Tienke and Dunstan. The defenses will take place in the Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, 9712 JP Groningen.
24/6, 14.30 hr: Abera Kenay Tura
24/6, 16.15 hr: Tienke Vermeiden
25/6, 11.00 hr: Dunstan Bishanga
CHAIRMAN: Prof. dr. Jelle Stekelenburg


10.00 – 10.30 Arrivals and coffee

10.30 – 10.35 Opening

10.35 – 10.50 Dr. Joost Zwart “From Lemmon to AMAN-MAMA”

10.50 – 10.55 em. Prof. Dr. Jos van Roosmalen introduces Abera Kenay Tura

10.55 – 11.10 Abera Kenay Tura “Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Eastern Ethiopia”

11.10 – 11.25 Dr. Barbara Kwast “Maternity Waiting Homes: halfway stations on the road to a safer motherhood in broken health systems?”

11.25 – 11.30 Prof. Dr. Thomas van den Akker introduces Tienke Vermeiden

11.30 – 11.45 Tienke Vermeiden “Maternity Waiting Homes in Ethiopia to improve women’s access to maternity care”

11.45 – 12.15 COFFEE BREAK

12.15 – 12.30 Dr. Jeremie Zoungrana “Accelerating maternal mortality reduction in low income countries: lessons learnt from best practices ad challenges in Africa”

12.30 – 12.35 Dr. Young-Mi Kim introduces Dunstan Bishanga

12.35 – 12.50 Dunstan Bishanga “Improving access to quality maternal and newborn care in low-resource settings: the case of Tanzania”

12.50 – 13.00 Closing

More information: 

Date: 24 June 2019
Location: University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) – Ronde Zaal
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
The Netherlands


June 24, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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UMCU Groningen
Hanzeplein 1
Groningen, 9713 GZ Netherlands
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