The Maternal, Adolescent, and Child Health working group at the Duke Global Health Institute hosted the first MACH symposium on September 28, 2015 entitled Transforming Global Maternal, Adolescent, and Child Health: From Research Evidence to Practice and Policy.
Ann Starrs from the Guttmacher Institute was one of the keynote speakers presenting on Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014.
Mariam Claeson from the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation was the other keynote speaker presenting on Turning Evidence into Policy and Action Saving Lives in Maternal and Newborn Health.
Gavin Yamey from DGHI wrapped up the day with a presentation entitled Can we change global maternal, adolescent, and child health in a generation?
Four panels consisting of 16 researchers and faculty members presented throughout the day.
Panel 1: Integrated Interventions: Targeting More Than the Individuals
Panel 2: Social Innovation and Technology
Panel 3: Global Mental Health
Panel 4: Adolescence: Peak of Vulnerability
The MACH working group at DGHI is looking forward to continuing collaborations throughout the triangle region with MACH experts.
For more information on the event, please visit the MACH website hosted by DGHI here.