Saving Mothers Lives at the GLOW Conference 2013

Posted on Thursday 7th November 2013

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On Friday 1st November the GLOW Conference 2013 brought together over 140 professionals from around the world to share their experiences and to guide the future development of research and clinical policy in the field of global women’s and newborn health. A symposium busy with presentations and posters from committed specialists disseminated astute and exciting insights to make a difference in saving mothers’ and babies’ lives, especially in low and middle income countries. Speakers drew attention to priorities for working beyond Millennium Development Goals, the importance of respectful patient care and appreciation of the persistent socio-economic challenges facing many women, their families and healthcare providers in developing countries. During the afternoon practical discussions and tailored workshops enabled participants to examine key themes around working abroad, health partnerships, maternal mortality and maternal morbidity.

The event was hosted by Ammalife and the University of Birmingham in the spectacular Great Hall of the University of Birmingham. 

Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Conference Chair, explained: "Using research to find what works and what doesn’t is a fundamental need, as it allows everyone to make wise decisions about where to invest to have the maximum benefit. I urge everyone to consider how they can contribute."

Ammalife and the GLOW team would like to thank all the delegates of the event for giving so freely of themselves to create such a memorable and successful occasion. The friendships made and understandings developed can only contribute to the vibrancy of research to improve women’s healthcare in the future.

The next event will be held in London in 2014. See you there!

Notes to Editors:

  • Ammalife is a UK registered charity supporting practical research, field projects, and partnerships to reduce maternal mortality worldwide. It is contributing to important discoveries which are profoundly changing practice and improving the outcomes of pregnancy-related health complications for women in countries across the globe. 
  • The University of Birmingham – recently selected as the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2014 – has been developing great minds for more than a century. The University delivers world class degree programmes and research across 28 academic schools and its work is constantly breaking new ground, pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge and making an impact on people’s lives. 

Additional information:

Contact: Helen Williams
Email: h.m.williams.1@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)121 627 2775
Post: Academic Unit, 3rd Floor, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston B15 2TG

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