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Skip to 0 minutes and 15 secondsI'm Katja Iversen, President and CEO of Women Deliver, a global advocate for girls' and women's health, rights and well-being, with a particular focus on maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights. I'm thrilled to be joining you. During week one we focused on the changing profile of maternal health and the capability and coverage of care. We started with epidemiology and moved on to where, and with whom women give birth, ways of linking women to routine and emergency care and facility capabilities, and staffing levels. In week two we moved on from coverage of care to describing the quality of care, including poor care, that is "too little, too late", or "too much, too soon".

Skip to 0 minutes and 57 secondsWe also considered how quality of care can be improved in high-income as well as in low- and middle-income countries. In this, our final week, we will explore what lies ahead and we'll focus on evolving priorities in global and maternal health, especially as they relate to the Sustainable Development Goal area. We will talk about drivers and influences in maternal health outside of the health system, some of which include external shocks, including urbanisation and economic growth, innovations, such as m-Health and the data revolution, and financing to ensure sustainable investment in maternal health in the future. In closing, we will discuss a five point action plan to strengthen global maternal health. Enjoy.

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to Week 3, where we will conclude the course exploring what lies ahead and will focus on evolving priorities in global maternal health, specifically as they relate to the Sustainable Development Goal era.

We will talk about drivers and influences of maternal health outside of the health system, some of which include, external shocks including urbanisation and economic growth; innovations such as m-Health and the data revolution; and financing to ensure sustainable investment in maternal health in the future. We will discuss a 5 point Action Plan to strengthen global maternal health.

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The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine