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August 24
August 25
August 24

8:55 AM – 9:43 AM

Opening Ceremony

Moderator- Welcome speech from Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan

National anthem

Land acknowledgement

Prof. Yasuhide Nakamura introduction by Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan

Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Akishino, Japan introduction by Prof. Yasuhide Nakamura

Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Akishino, Japan, remarks

Welcome from the Dean of DLSPH, U of T- Prof. Adalsteinn Brown

WHO Special Advisor to the Director General- Prof. Peter Singer

WHO’s Assistant Director-General for UHC -Dr. Naoko Yamamoto

Message from UNICEF Rep, Dr Anne Detjen

Message from UNFPA – Dr. Sathya Doraiswamy

Message from JICA- Mr. Jun Sakuma

Vote of thanks – Prof. Yasuhide Nakamura

9:45 AM – 10:05 AM

Keynote Session

Moderator- Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan

Keynote speech 1- Prof. Yasuhide Nakamura

Keynote speech 2- Prof. Miriam Khamadi Were

Keynote speech 3- Dr. Anneke Kesler

10:15 AM

Healthy Break

Virtual Healing Dance

10:25 AM – 11:16 AM

Global Experiences in MCH Handbook

Moderator- Prof. Anna Banerji

Indonesia JICA

AM Pakistan – Dr. Sundas Saboor

Netherland- Jessica Jansen

Bangladesh – Khadija Islam Tisha

Ghana- Dr. Catherine Adu-Asare

Canada- Dr. Shawna Novak

11:25 AM – 11:35 AM

Q & A

Discussant – Dr. Sathya Doraiswamy

Open Floor via Q&A

11:45 AM

MCH HB Research Findings

MCH HB research presentation – Toronto Conference Host Team

12:05 PM 

E-Poster Session

E-Poster Session – Dr. Agafya Krivova

12:15 PM

Closing & Annoucement

Day 1 Closing, Conference Chair Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan

August 25

8:55 AM – 09:05 AM

Opening Session

Briefing – Conference team (Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan)

The Honourable Dr. Asha Seth (Senator)

Moderators – Dr. Chandavone Phoxay


9:11 AM – 10:01 AM

MCH HB Symposium: Expansion, Evaluation, Sustainability

Bangladesh – Dr. Syed Emdadul Haque

Nigeria – Dr. Ogechi Akalonu’s

UNRWA – Dr. Rami Habash

Palestine – Dr. Sawsan Abu Sharia

Peru – Dr lourdes Herrera Cadillo

Afganistan – Dr. Salim Bahadury

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM

Discussion and Q & A

MCH Handbook International Team – Dr. Calvin S. de los Reyes

10:35 AM

Healthy Break

Healing dance performance

10:45 AM

Good Practices on MCH HB

Dr. Anneke Kesler

10:46 AM

Digital MCH HB

Japan – Dr. Tomohiko Sugishita

11:02 AM

MCH HB and Covid-19

Dr. Sarawut Boonsuk

11:18 AM

MCH HB for minorities

Japan – Ms. Akemi Bando

11:33 AM


Dr Farah Shroff

11: 43 AM

Making me visible Toronto Declaration

Moderator – Dr. Calvin los Reyes

12:00 PM

International Committee Toronto Conference Host Team

International Committee and conference host team advisors – Prof. Yasuhide Nakamura, Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan

12:15 PM


Post – test / survey / certificates – Dr. Sundas Saboor

12:20 PM

Next Conference Announcement

Prof. Yasuhide Nakamura, Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan

12:25 PM


Conference Chair – Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan