August 8, 2018

Parallel 1: Maternal & Child Health (MCH) and Nutrition

Parallel Thematic Session 1

Harnessing Local Innovations on Maternal & Child Health (MCH) and Nutrition as Driver for Global Development

Date and Time:
15 October 2018 | 15.00 – 16.30

Keiko Osaki
JICA Expert on Health

dr. Kirana Pritasari
Director General for Public Health, Ministry of Health – Indonesia

Sam Clark
World Bank Group

Tomoyuki Tada
JICA Expert on SSTC


Aligned with the spirit of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No.3 regarding reproductive, maternal, new born and child health, this thematic breakout session aims to showcase practical strategies and examples for harnessing local innovations in health sector, especially in the issue of reproductive, maternal, new born and child health (MCH). In the context of Indonesia, the issue of MCH has become the priority area and also an important investment asset that will lead to the promotion of overall health. Moreover, through the session, it is also expected for the participants to be exposed to the innovations that have been made in Indonesia that can serve as inspiration for other area or countries.

Guiding questions:
• How do countries integrate knowledge sharing concepts and implementation into their national development policy strategy?
• How do international institutions support and encourage countries to institutionalize knowledge sharing?