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, 23rd at 12.30pm-2.30pm – Theme: The 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 3rd Webinar session: The Digital MCHHandbook

The 3rd Webinar Session is scheduled on the 23rd of September 2021 (12.30pm-2.30pm CET). Representatives from three countries will be sharing their experiences of the Digital MCHHandbook.

Moreover, Prof. Tomohiko Sugishita from Japan will be the session’s keynote speaker. He will give an overview and speak about the value of the digitization and the balance in on- and offline information.

The webinar program is as follows:

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

12.35  Opening Message by Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, WHO

12.40  Presentations about digitizing of the MCHHandbook from:

  • Sarawut Boonsuk (Ministry of Public Health Thailand)
  • Jessica Janssen (projectmanager of the MCH Handbook in the Netherlands)
  • Akihiro Seita (Director of Health – UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

13.35  Open Forum

13.45  Keynote Lecture:  Prof. Tomohiko Sugishita, Japan

14.10  Open Forum

14.25  Summary and Learnings by Dr. Agustin Kusumayati , Indonesia

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