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Updates and resources for implementers, policymakers, and researchers interested in evidence-based interventions, practices, programs, and policies in global health
Improving the Quality, Equity and Dignity of Maternal and Newborn Healthcare
This issue of ISforGH highlights the recent Quality Equity Dignity (QED) Network workshop held in Tanzania and the burgeoning community of practice working to advance respectful maternity care.  The QED Network represents a global initiative to improve both the way care is provided (experience of care) in addition to the clinical provision of services. 

Improving experiences and ensuring respectful, woman-centered care are priority focus areas for the HEARD project, and its current efforts build upon previous work supported by the USAID-funded Translating Research into Action Project
Quality, Equity and Dignity Network
In December 2017 the QED Network convened a workshop in Tanzania entitled “From Roadmaps into Implementation: Operationalizing Quality Improvement Activities in Network Countries.” 
Respectful and Dignified Care: Learning Lessons from Tanzania
During the QED workshop the Tanzania delegation presented on: “Systems and mechanisms to ensure that health workers are enabled to deliver respectful and empathetic care.”
Spotlight on Implementation Science
White Ribbon Alliance Fosters a Growing Community of Practice to Advance Respectful Maternity Care
WRA's mission is to inspire and convene advocates who campaign to uphold the right of all women to be safe and healthy before, during, and after childbirth.

WRA is home to a growing community of practice known as the Global RMC Advisory Council.

White Ribbon Alliance

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Key Upcoming Implementation Science Events
We're gearing up for HSR2018, are you? The conference theme will be "Advancing Health Systems for All in the Sustainable Development Goal Era." The Call for Abstracts is open and here are the important deadlines:

Individual Abstracts due March 5
Satellite Sessions (skills-building) due March 30
Satellite Sessions (general) due May 1
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