10th May 2023, International Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2023 being organized in Cape Town, South Africa from May 8th – 11th, 2023


International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) 2023 is being held in Cape Town, South Africa, from May 8th to 11th, 2023. Pakistani delegation under the leadership of the Additional Secretary, Mr. Kamran Rehman Khan, and Dr. Sabina Imran Durrani, Director General Population Program Wing are participating along with the representatives from partner organizations i.e. UNFPA, WHO, UNICEF, JHPIEGO, and World Bank. The IMNHC 2023 has multiple side events and sessions covering topics around maternal and newborn health in which the Pakistani delegation will be participating and sharing Pakistan’s action plan on selective topics.

The objective of this conference is to opt for an integrated and multi-sectoral approach to mother and child healthcare. Previously, around the world, the normal practice was to treat mother and child healthcare separately but now, through the IMNHC 2023 platform, they are moving towards the integrated and multi-sectoral approach in which all factors responsible for improving mother and child health such as mother health, child health, family planning, nutrition, humanitarian situation, and climate change, are taken into consideration.