Program & Presentations

Tuesday 24th November 2015




Academic opening session

Mina Abaacrouche(ENSP),Representative Ministry of Health,Vincent De Brouwere (ITM), Bruno Gryseels (ITM)


Wrap up Vancouver and Mexico conferences

Charlotte Warren (Population Council, USA)

Maternal & neonatal health beyond 2015: issues and challenges

Marge Berer(International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, UK)


Coffee break


Theme 1-Session 1: Respectful Childbirth:

Taking stock


Keynote presentations:

Charlotte Warren (Population Council, USA)

Sundari Ravindran (SreeChitraTirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India)


Yassir Ait Benkadddour(University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco) &Fabienne Richard(ITM/GAMS, Belgium)



  1. Disrespectful maternal care in health facilities in four sub-Saharan African countries: recognised as a problem but not prioritized - E Duysburgh (Belgium)
  2. Respectful and Disrespectful Midwifery Care Practice within an Urban Tanzania Labor Ward- K Shimoda (Japan)
  3. Experience of Disrespect and Abuse among women seeking reproductive health in four health centers in Dakar (Senegal) -B Mané (Senegal)
  4. Practices of women reacting to disrespect and abuse during childbirth: Results from a body of 10 years of qualitative data in Benin – JP Dossou (Benin)
  5. Santé de la reproduction : Quelles connaissances et comportements chez l’homme marocain?– M Sebbani (Morocco)



Synthesis Morocco:

Rachid Bezad (University Med V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)


Closure day 1



Colloquium opening reception at ENSP

Wednesday 25th November 2015




Theme 1-Session 2: Respectful Childbirth:

Changing for the better


Keynote presentations:

Michel Boulvain (Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland)

Rima Jolivet (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA)


Khalid Lahlou (Ministry of Health Morocco)& ThérèseDelvaux (ITM)


Presentations :

  1. 1. “After all, if I don’t tell, I will not be humiliated”: Misinformation as strategy against domination and humiliation in maternal care decision-making interactions - L Yevoo(Netherlands)
  2. "I am never coming back to the hospital." On promoting understanding between Yanomami women and childbirth caretakers “ – J Gonçalves Martín(UK)
  3. Where is the baby in the respectful childbirth agenda?  A preliminary study on disrespectful care of newborns – E Sacks(USA)
  4. How to achieve women-centred  quality improvement in a maternity department?- G Esegbona(UK)
  5. Midwives empower midwives through twin2twin  - F Cadée(Netherlands)


Coffee break


Synthesis Morocco

Aisha Kharbach(University Med V, Rabat, Morocco)


Parallel Sessions

Poster Session Theme I

Session S1: M-health in MNH



Bettina Utz (ITM) &Asmae Khattabi (ENSP)

Keynote presentation:

Hani Farouk (EMRO, Egypt)


Albrecht Jahn (Heidelberg University, Germany)


Samia Chakri(Division of e-government, Ministry of ITIDE, Morocco)

1. Assessment of informed consent process for caesarean section delivery in Mulago hospital, Uganda - B Mukasa(Uganda)

2. Quelle est la place de la dimension humaine dans la qualité des services de santé maternelles? - S Derouiche(Tunisia)

3. Promoting accountability for respectful birth through report card-  Experiences from two blocks of Dahod district, Gujarat, India -R Khanna(India)

4. Supportive/facilitative supervision model to address disrespectful childbirth in low developing countries - L Wampande(Uganda)

5. “She is my neighbour”: traditional birth attendants in poor urban areas of Cairo – R Hammonds(Belgium)

6. Décentralisation de l’accouchement humanisé dans les départements de l’Atlantique et du Littoral, Bénin - C Aguessy(Benin)

7.Skilled birth attendants focus on ‘physical care’ vs the ‘special touch’ of traditional birth attendants (TBAs): perceived implications for respectful birthing of the Malawi TBA ban – I Uny(UK)

8.Respectful maternity care from the perspectives of users and providers in southern Tanzania- T Tancred(UK)

9.Itinéraire psychique de la césarienne  de six primipares camerounaises - M Ndjé(Cameroun)


  1. Les facteurs  de succès de l’implantation et de l’utilisation de la télésanté pour l’accès aux soins de santé maternelle en Afrique subsaharienne –MAg Ahmed(Canada)
  2. Mobile for Mothers: Results from the baseline study of a quasi-experimental intervention in  Jharkhand, rural India-O Ilozumba(Netherlands)
  3. Effect of home visits and mobile phone consultations on maternal and newborn care practices in Masindi and Kiryandongo, Uganda: a community-intervention trial –R MangwiAyiasi(Uganda)


Lunch break


Theme 2-Session 1: Maternal morbidity:

A global perspective


Keynote presentations:

Veronique Filippi (LSHTM, UK)

Katerini Storeng (Oslo University, Norway)


Mina Abaacrouche(ENSP)&Bettina Utz(ITM)



  1. 1. Maternal Morbidity Measurement Project: Definition, Matrix, Tool& Pilot- A Gherissi(Tunisia)
  2. Effects of maternal morbidity on women’s well-being and functioning: a systematic review - K Machiyama(UK)
  3. Abortion-related near miss morbidity in Zambia- O Owolabi(UK)
  4. Santé mentale maternelle : morbidité dépressive périnatale chez les mères adolescentes au Cameroun –J Djatché(Cameroun)
  5. Prevalence of postpartum depression among recently delivering mothers in Nablus District and its associated factors –A Shaheen (Palestine)
  6. Applicability of the WHO maternal near miss approach in low and middle income countries – T Firoz(Canada)


Parallel Sessions during coffee break

Poster session II A

Poster session II B

Poster session III



Thérèse Delvaux (ITM)


Radouane Belouali (independent consultant)


Hafid Hachri (WHO Morocco)

1-Facteurs pronostiques de la mortalité maternelle chez les éclamptiques en réanimation, Maternité Lalla Meriem CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Maroc - K Zine(Morocco)

2- L’avortement provoqué en Algérie, des victimes et un tabou - B Ouzriat(Algeria)

3-Unregulated usage of labour-inducing medication in a region of Pakistan with poor drug regulatory control: characteristics and risk patterns - S Caluwaerts(Belgium)

4- The Mothers’ status: two years after undergoing caesareansection in a rural emergency obstetrics care center in Burundi – W van den Boogaard(Belgium)

5- Maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnant/postpartum women with eclampsia in a large referral hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone - S Caluwaerts(Belgium)

6- Learning from the 1st Obstetric Fistula Patients Conference – how to improve the quality of care – G Esegbona(UK)

7- Physical, emotional and economic burden of caregivers for women with obstetric fistula A El Ayadi(USA)

8- Perinatal mental health: perceptions, support and services  - tracing the capacity of local health systems to offer quality mental healthcare in eastern rural Uganda - N Sarkar(Belgium)

9- Exploring postnatal maternal morbidity through home-visits: A prospective community-based study in a Palestinian rural village, West Bank - S Hassan(Palestine)


1- What profile of neonatal mortality in the Wilaya of Oran, Algeria to the 2015 deadline? - N Heroual(Algeria)

2- Bacteriological profile of neonatal infection in Mohammed VI Hospital University of Marrakesh, Morocco - N El Idrissi (Morocco)

3-Facteurs de risqué des malformations congénitales: étude prospective à la Maternité Souissi de Rabat, Maroc – A Barkat(Morocco)

4- Dépistage néonatal de l’hypothyroïdie congénitale: implantation de la phase pilote au Maroc - L Acharai(Morocco)

5-Community managed nutrition centers for improving maternal nutrition and reducing IUGR in an indigenous tribal population – Experience from theFulwari Initiative in India – S Garg(India)

6- Maternal factors associated with breast milk quality indicators in Iquitos, Peru - L Mofid(Canada)

7-Evaluation de la qualité de la consultation prénatale et postnatale dans la prise en charge de l’hypertension  gravidique- A Kharbach(Morocco)

8-Prevalence of congenital Heart disease in newborns of diabetic mothers and in macrosomic newborns in Morocco. - N Elidrissi(Morocco)

9- Vitamin D status in pregnant women and their newborns : reports of 102 cases – A Barkat(Morocco)

10- Les infections du post-partum à la Maternité du Centre Hospitalier Prince-Régent Charles (Bujumbura, Burundi) - JM Chapplain(France)

1- Les audits de décès  maternels et infantiles dans les départements de l’Atlantique et du Littoral,Bénin,  2 ans après avoir été rendu obligatoire par arrêté ministériel - T Okayasu(Benin)

2-Barriers and bottleneck analysis (BBA) of maternal mortality in Algeria: Enhancing the maternal death audit system  - L Oubraham(Algeria)

3- La mortalité maternelle et néonatale au Cameroun : les défis de la mise en place d’un système de Surveillance des Décès Maternels et Riposte (SDMR) fiable. – N Vogue(Cameroun)

4- Apport des audits obstétricaux dans la réduction de la mortalité maternelle et périnatale dans la zone sanitaire d’Aplahoue-Dogbo-Djakotomey de 2005 à 2013.J Saizonou(Benin)

5.Maternal Death Reviews – a review of facility based maternal deaths reviews from Nigeria- O Kuti(Nigeria)

6. Measuring maternal mortality using a Reproductive Age Mortality Study (RAMOS) – F Mgawadere(Malawi/UK)

7. Analyse du système tunisien de surveillance de la mortalité maternelle – JEHamdi(Tunisia)


17:00- 17:30

Synthesis Morocco:

Yassir Ait Benkaddour(University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco)


Closure day 2


Thursday 26th November 2015


Theme 2-Session 2: Maternal morbidity:

Consequences on women’s and newborn health – life-course perspective


Keynote presentations:

Julia Hussein (Aberdeen University, UK)

Chairs :

Amina Barkat(University Med V, Rabat, Morocco)& Michel Boulvain(Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland)



  1. Grossesse et accouchement chez la femme obèse - A Kharbach(Morocco)
  2. Maternal carriage of group B streptococcus and Escherichia coli in a rural

Mozambican hospital -L Madrid(Spain)

  1. Impact of HIV on maternal morbidity, birth outcomes and infant health in  Mozambique – R González(Spain)
  2. 4. How do low birthweight neonates fare two years after discharge from a low technology neonatal care unit in a rural district hospital in Burundi.W van den Boogaard(Belgium)
  3. Conséquences des épisodes de near miss sur la santé des femmes au Maroc - B Assarag(Morocco)
  4. Rebuilding life after obstetric fistula – a look into the lives of women in rural Tanzania J Irani(Belgium)


Coffee break


Theme 2-Session 3: Maternal morbidity:

Current strategies and novel  approaches


Keynote presentations:

ÖzgeTunçalp (WHO Geneva)

Albrecht Jahn (Heidelberg University, Germany)


Ahmed Boudak (Ministry of Health Morocco)&

Véronique Filippi (LSHTM, UK)



  1. Themes and trends in qualitative research on women’s experiences of maternal morbidities in low and lower-middle income countries -I Lange(UK)
  2. Community-based prevention and management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in a low-resource setting of Bangladesh - J Ferdous(Bangladesh)
  3. 3. Measurement of maternal postpartum fatigue in Peru using standardized scales -L Mofid (Canada)
  4. 4. Development and preliminary validation of the post-fistula repair reintegration tool

among Ugandan women - A El Ayadi(USA)


Synthesis Morocco:

Mina Abaacrouche (ENSP, Morocco)


Lunch break


Theme 3: Maternal death surveillance systems (MDSS):

Modalities of implementation


Keynote presentations:

Luc de Bernis (ex-UNFPA, Geneva)

Charlemagne Ouédraogo (University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)


Chakib Nejjari (UMedVI, Casablanca, Morocco)&Vincent De Brouwere (ITM)



  1. Underreporting of maternal deaths in the current surveillance system in Morocco-S Abouchadi (Morocco)
  2. Le système d’audit des décès maternels en Tunisie: performances et limites -M Chaouch(Tunisia)
  3. La surveillance des décès maternels au Cameroun : les défis de l’intégration dans la Surveillance Intégrée des Maladies et Riposte –M KouoNgamby(Cameroun)
  4. 4. Contraintes et obstacles à l’intégration de la surveillance de la mortalité maternelle dans les structures de santé de la ville de Lubumbashi, RDC - A Ntambue(RDC)
  5. Building a cost-effective system of maternal death surveillance in resource-poor settings by involving communities and innovative implementation structures - S Garg (India)
  6. Dead Women Talking   An alternative approach to Maternal Death Reviews in India –R Khanna(India)


Synthesis Morocco:

Katra-EnnadaDarkaoui(Independent Consultant, Morocco)


Coffee break and closure day 3


Gala dinner at Ksar el Kabbaj

Friday 27th November 2015


Parallel Sessions

Publish or perish:  tips for publishing

Session S2:  Quality of care


Editors from various journals provide insightswhat is important for publishing in their journals

Marge Berer (Founding Editor of RHM)

Susanne Groener (Managing Editor


Julia Hussein(Editorial Board BJOG)

ÖzgeTunçalp (WHO):  Quality of care for pregnant women and newborns: the WHO vision

Vincent Fauveau (Women and Health Alliance International): QUIP care: indicator and tool for ensuring better quality of intra-partum care ,

Kat Turner (IPAS): Quality issues in post-abortion care


Coffee break


Maternal health beyond 2015


Maternal Health beyond 2015: where do we go from here?

Forum Discussion

Plenary session with all keynote speakers

Invited guest: Mulu Muleta(Women & Health Alliance International, Ethiopia)


Haifa Madi (EMRO) & Vincent De Brouwere (ITM)


Official Closing of 57th Colloquium

Mina Abaacrouche (ENSP), Representative Ministry of Health,Vincent De Brouwere (ITM), Bruno Gryseels (ITM)

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