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Gates Foundation Experts Discuss How Maternal Immunizations, Other Innovations Can Strengthen Maternal, Child Health

FIGO: What is Ahead in Maternal Health Care Worldwide?
Jerker Liljestrand, deputy director in the Maternal, Newborn & Child Health program, with responsibilities for innovation, implementation research, and demonstration for scale, and Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen, global head of Maternal Immunization, both at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discuss innovations for maternal and child health and highlight the emerging innovation of maternal immunizations. The authors write, “The Gates Foundation is honored to present a distinctive session at the upcoming FIGO World Congress on the future of maternal health care worldwide, highlighting maternal immunization alongside other forward-looking topics that will inform the design and practice of maternal health care in the future…” (10/1).