October 27, 2016

Thinking Differently: Health Innovations for Women & Children

Written by FHI 360

Woman with newborn baby

Photo: Jessica Scranton/FHI 360


Thinking differently — that is how the conversation will start. The focus? Women and children.

On November 9th, innovators will meet in DC to further discuss and plan how the world will meet the sustainable development goals for women and children at a thought leadership forum titled Think Differently Fresh Evidence on Innovations for Healthy Women, Newborns and Children.

FHI 360 is passionate and BOLD when it comes to the survival and health of women, newborns and children. Donna McCarrher, FHI 360’s director of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, is pleased to be part of a panel of innovative leaders who will address what’s needed to accelerate impact and move the field forward.

Concern Worldwide, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., and others on the frontlines of delivery and design will discuss new and creative ways to improve maternal, newborn and child health in some of the most resource-challenged parts of the world. The forum will convene practitioners from NGOs, foundations, government and the private sector to spotlight promising interventions and strategies that are removing barriers to care and preventing needless deaths.

Thought leaders will share lessons learned from the field on how community engagement can drive better health, what it takes to accelerate adoption, and whether human-centered design can improve outcomes and effectiveness.