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May 8-11, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa

Aligning TOGETHER.
Accelerating TOGETHER.
Saving lives TOGETHER.

May 8-11, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa

Aligning TOGETHER.
Accelerating TOGETHER.
Saving lives TOGETHER.

Coming TOGETHER for the first time in eight years…

In 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa, more than 1,000 stakeholders from around the world will come together to accelerate solutions to improve maternal and newborn survival and prevent stillbirths in a coordinated and inclusive manner.

Conference purpose

As we look toward 2030, urgent, collective action is needed to meet the SDG-era targets for maternal and newborn health and prevention of stillbirths. While many countries have taken meaningful steps, progress has plateaued amid competing health priorities, especially as countries transition through phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to reprioritize and advance maternal and newborn health, it is essential that we refocus and realign to protect the progress we have made. The first biannual International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC), will be held in 2023 and every two years afterwards to maintain our global progress towards improving maternal and newborn health.

Latest news

Abstracts and pre-formed panel submissions are now open

We are now accepting abstract and pre-formed panel submissions. Please follow the link below to submit an abstract to the part of the IMNHC official program.

Official country delegations applications are now open

We are now accepting official country delegations expression of interest applications.

Call for abstract reviewers

We are accepting nominees for additional abstract reviewers. Please follow the link to complete the form indicating your interest to serve as an official abstract reviewer.

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IMNHC 2023:
TOGETHER, we’re a community on the move.

Watch the global launch event that provides an overview of the conference.

Official tracks of the IMNHC 2023

Swipe to explore all tracks and learn more

Global Guidelines and Local Adaptations

Key dates

April 6, 2022

Sponsorship opens

Nomination for additional abstract reviewers opens
(acceptances on a rolling basis)

June 30, 2022

Launch of Abstract Guidance
Launch of Guidance for Official Country Delegations

July 14, 2022

Regular abstract submission opens

Application for country delegations opens

September 1, 2022

Regular abstract submission closes

Limited early bird registration opens

Scholarship application opens

September 14, 2022

Early bird registration closes

September 15, 2022

Application for non-abstract sessions (Marketplace etc.) opens

Application for country delegations closes

Regular registration opens

October 11, 2022

Application for non-abstract sessions (Marketplace etc.) closes

October 14, 2022

Dispositions for regular abstracts sent

October 18, 2022 

Notifications to selected country delegations sent

October 21, 2022

Scholarship application closes

November 15, 2022 

Dispositions for non-abstract sessions (Marketplace, etc.) sent

Scholarship notifications sent

December 1, 2022

Late-breaker abstract submission opens

December 16, 2022

Late-breaker abstract submission closes

January 16, 2023

Dispositions for late-breaker abstract sent

January 31, 2023

Regular registration closes

February 1, 2023

Late registration opens

Sponsorship closes

March 15, 2023

Late registration closes

May 8, 2023

May 11, 2023

IMNHC 2023

Moving forward, TOGETHER.

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