12th International Conference on the Maternal Child Health Handbook in Amsterdam

Due to the pandemic, the 12th International Conference on the Maternal and Child Health Handbook is postponed to August 24-26, 2022.

To stay connected, we organize:

Four online webinars in 2021

  • February, 18th at 9.30am-11.30am (CET) – Theme: Ensuring maternal and child health care amidst the pandemic
  • May, 27th at 12.30pm-2.30pm – Theme: Reaching out to vulnerable pregnant women and their partners,
    preventing early life stress
  • September, 2nd at 12.30pm-2.30pm – Theme: Digital MCHHandbook
  • November, 4th at 12.30pm-2.30pm – Theme: MCHHandbook ‘no one left Behind’ – children with disabilities and MCHHandbook for special groups

Register here for the webinars in 2021

Theme of the 2nd Webinar session: Reaching out to vulnerable pregnant women and their partners, preventing early life stress

The 2nd Webinar Session is scheduled on the 27th of May 2021 (12.30pm-2.30pm CET). Representatives from three countries will be sharing their experiences in mitigating the effects of the stress during pregnancy with the aid of the MCH Handbook. Moreover, Dr. Hilmar Bijma, gynecologist of the Erasmus Medical Centre of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be the session’s keynote speaker

The webinar program is as follows:

12.30  Welcome by Prof. Arnoud Verhoeff and Anneke Kesler(Moderators)

12.35  Opening Message by a special guest

12.40  Presentations about:

–   Peru by Dr. Lourdes Herrera

–   Afghanistan by Dr. Nafisa Sahak and Mohammad Salim Bahadury

–   Lao by Dr. Chandavone Phoxay

13.35  Open Forum

13.45  Keynote Lecture: ‘Reaching out to vulnerable pregnant women and their partners, preventing early life stress of the children’ by Dr. Hilmar Bijma, the Netherlands

14.10  Open Forum

14.25  Summary and Learnings by Dr. Calvin de los Reyes

14.30  Announcements and end of session

Theme of next the conference in 2022: A Promising Start For A Solid Future

Every child in the world deserves a ‘Promising Start for a Solid Future’ and this will be the overall theme of this conference, because where you are born should not make a difference in today’s world. Every child should have the right to be born and grow up in happy and healthy surroundings.

Pregnant woman and partners need information to ensure optimum conditions for their child’s development and for their own health.

Date & Place

12th International Conference in Amsterdam
Wednesday 24th of August until Friday 26th of August 2022.

Congress language

The official Congress language is English. All congress material will be in English and all sessions, workshops e.g. will be English spoken. All abstracts submitted for the conference are therefore required to be in English, as well all other congress materials such as audio-visual presentations and posters.

To whom

The MCH Handbook conference is of interest to:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Midwifes
  • Child Development Professionals
  • Researchers/Academicians
  • Policy Makers
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Government and NGO officials/representatives

The sponsors of this conference