November 30, 2016

Thank you for joining us at Women Deliver 2016!


On May 16, 2016, Ending Eclampsia in partnership with Every Preemie – SCALE, hosted the PTB/LBW Global Technical Working Group on Implementation Challenges and Solutions. The meeting focused on ending preventable pre-term births and low birth weight babies due to their mothers’ pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. With several distinguished speakers from Bangladesh, Canada, and Nigeria, the event cultivated engaging dialogue about research findings and implementation challenges. The event’s details are below.



Participant List


Jim-Litch – Jim Litch, MD, DTMH, Every Preemie—SCALE/GAPPS

Maternal complications related to preterm birth/low birth weigh in low-income countries (LICs)

Antepartum hemorrhage as a precursor to preterm birth – Jeffrey Michael Smith, MD, MPH, Jhpiego

Preterm premature rupture of membranes as a risk for preterm birth and newborn mortality – Alex Manu, MD, PhD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia as a risk for preterm birth and low birth weight and newborn mortality – Tabassum Firoz, MD, University of British Columbia

Lifestyle, Infections, Nutrition, and Contraception (LINC) factors in LICs

Lifestyle factors associated with preterm birth – Felicity Ukoko, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Maternal nutrition and impact on low birth weight and preterm birth – Janneke Hartvig Blomberg, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Approaches for improving the nutrition of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age – Jeniece Alvey, MPH, IBCLC, Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition, USAID

Maternal infections – syphillis and preterm birth – Andreas Kuznik, PhD, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Can healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy help prevent pre-term birth? – Maureen Norton, PhD, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, USAID

Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia prevention and management

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy – Laura Magee, MD, St. George’s Hospital

Antenatal care quality vs quantity- its the content that counts – Sheena Currie, RM, Med, Maternal and Child Survival Program

Challenges and opportunities for task shifting the management of preeclampsia and eclampsia at PHC level in Bangladesh and Nigeria – Rahat Ara Nur, MD, and Gloria Adoyi, Population Council


The event was a huge success! Thank you to all attendees, presenters and Every Preemie – SCALE!