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For the first time in more than eight years, the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) 2023 brought together the maternal newborn health communities in Cape Town, South Africa. More than 1,700 stakeholders from around the world came together to accelerate solutions to improve maternal and newborn survival and prevent stillbirths as we strive to achieve the ambitious targets outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.

IMNHC 2023 is organized by the AlignMNH Secretariat and the maternal newborn health community, and it is designed to create an opportunity to bring forward new evidence, create an opportunity for conversation, and bring together maternal newborn health efforts. The conference is the first biennial IMNHC, and future IMNHCs will be held every two years to maintain our global progress towards improving maternal newborn health.


Conference vision

Take collective action in pursuit of one goal: to ensure mothers and newborns not only survive but thrive.

Conference mission

To achieve the 2030 SDG-era targets, we will lead with evidence, share effective implementation strategies, review joint progress, and nurture collaboration and innovation within the maternal and newborn health community.

Conference objectives

Enable pathways to drive collaboration, coordination, cross-country learning, and alignment within the maternal and newborn health community.

Lead with evidence, share successes and effective implementation strategies, and identify promising solutions to improve maternal and newborn health and prevent stillbirths.

Review and recognize country, regional, and global progress toward MNH targets and milestones.

Prioritize actions to accelerate progress towards meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Build a dynamic community, including engaging the next generation of leaders.

AlignMNH is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development.


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