Integrate Health: Examining how integration can help end maternal and child deaths

September 7, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:00am

RTI International hosted a panel discussion on building effective integrated health systems to help end maternal and child deaths.

Global progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals is in the spotlight as global health leaders get ready to convene for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The drive for Universal Health Coverage and the integration of health systems and services are critical components of achieving the SDGs and ensuring equitable, high quality services for communities around the globe.

Earlier this year, RTI hosted a discussion on integrated health service delivery that explored perspectives critical for successful integration such as people-centered approaches, governance, public-private collaboration, health information, and financing. This panel further examined integration as a critical means to end maternal and child deaths. The panelists also focused in on critical components such as the integration of malaria elimination efforts and nutrition for early childhood development.

A recording of the livestream event is available below.

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #IntegrateHealth.


Opening Remarks:

Aaron Williams, Senior Advisor, Government Relations, RTI International.


Kelly Saldana, Director, Office of Health Systems, United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Focus: USAID Call to Action, the impact of service integration towards maternal and child deaths.

Richard Reithinger, PhD, Vice President, Global Health Division, RTI International. Focus: The impact of integration for malaria case management towards ending malaria.

Chessa Lutter, PhD, Senior Nutrition Researcher, RTI International. Focus: What integration means for early childhood development (ECD).


Cristina Bisson, Senior Health Systems Specialist, Global Health Division, RTI International.

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