Webinar – Developing networks of health facilities for improving access to functioning emergency obstetric care at national scale: country experience in sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by Bukola Daike on June 10, 2021 at 11:18 am

In order to address the limited access to quality 24/7 emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) in most countries with a high burden of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported ten countries to develop a national network of referral maternity units.

These networks aim to balance the focus on a limited number of health facilities designated by the Ministry of Health to provide EmONC (feasibility criteria) with good geographical accessibility by most of the population within 2 hours travel time (population coverage criteria).

This webinar will use empirical evidence to discuss the work of UNPFA improving access to EmONC in Sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Michel Brun, UNFPA
  • Jean Pierre Monet, UNFPA
Follow webinar link. Free and open to all. No registration required.
Date:Thursday 17 June 2021
Time:14:00 – 15:00 (CET)
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