Impact now: Improving maternal, newborn and child health in Africa through innovative solutions

Globally 5.6 million children die before they reach their fifth birthday, 2.5 million in the first month of life and 2.8 million in sub-Saharan Africa alone. It is estimated that 300, 000 women die during and following pregnancy and childbirth.

In November 2019, the Impact Now conference was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The vision of the meeting was to push for change and innovative solutions to some of the world's greatest health challenges. The conference brought together 100 delegates from 18 countries representing 62 organizations.

Sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, the Innovating for Maternal and Child
Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative and the Centre for International Child Health, the objective of the
meeting was to foster discussion and new collaborations for driving the implementation of innovations
with real-world impact in improving the health of mothers and children in low- to middle-income
countries (LMICs).

Click on the buttons below to download the meeting report and conference booklet to learn more about the Impact Now 2019 conference. 

Meeting Report Booklet