The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone globally, and this global crisis is particularly affecting segments of the population and social groups in the most vulnerable situations, including those living in poverty and without access to high quality preventive and curative health services. Evidence is showing that as health systems continue to prepare to address the first, and subsequent waves of the virus, health service delivery for other crucial health care needs may be impacted, as a result of shifting commitments and priorities – including maternal health services. The speakers on this panel present interventions and models supported by their organizations in area of maternal health, how this programming has been impacted in the wake of the pandemic, and how they are adapting to continue to support maternal health for vulnerable populations.
➤ Carina Barreto, Coordinator at Casa Angela, Brazil
➤ Emma France, Global Development and Strategic Engagement Director at Mothers2Mothers, Sub-Saharan Africa
➤ Corinne Namblard, Advisory Board Member of HelpMum, Nigeria
➤ Constance Theisen, Head of international Programmes at Médecins du Monde, International
The Panel was moderated by Kelsi Kriitmaa, Executive Director at Philanthropy Advisors in Geneva and Giving Women member.
Watch the exciting panel discussion here: