According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every day around the world about 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. That’s staggering at more than 300,000 fatalities per year.  Ninety-nine percent of these avoidable deaths occur where resources are scarce and access to healthcare limited. Join us for a talk with two leading gynaecologists and Global head of population health worldwide at HP Inc. to hear about the award winning WONDER project and frontline applications transforming maternal care. 
At the end of this webinar, you will be able to: 
•             Recognize the opportunities and challenges in maternal care 
•             Describe the WONDER project and its impact on both rural and urban populations 
•             Outline the necessary steps to prevent maternal mortality within your own community

 

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Dr. Narmadha Kuppuswami

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Dr Kuppuswami is an Ob/Gyn with over 40 years delivering care in the US and India. She is the founder of WONDER, a not-for-profit focussed on the prevention of maternal mortality. 
Dr. Kuppuswami is currently affiliated with Advocate Samaritan Hospital, after receiving her medical degree from Stanley Medical College SMC. She focusses on maternal and woman's health. Working with various committees and evaluations to help prevent maternal mortality. 

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Dr. Naila Siddiqui Kamal

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Naila is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. She has been clinically active within the NHS for the past 28 years. She has several higher education qualifications including Master’s in medical education (Imperial) and Certificate in patient safety, quality, informatics & leadership (Harvard) She has held senior positions such as Associate Dean at London Deanery, National Lead SAS RCOG, Co-opt Member of AoMRC Education committee. She currently is clinically active and her sub-specialty is ambulatory gynaecological cancer. She is also Associate Director of Medical Education at her Trust and Senior (Hon) Lecturer at Imperial School of Medicine. 
She has inventor status at Imperial for her work in developing an interactive learning resource using animations. She has won several awards including Distinguished Teacher Award and Excellent Teacher Award from Imperial Medical College, Highly commendable award from Health Education England. Naila has led on challenging ‘change management’ projects where often disruptive technologies have been introduced and is a frequent speaker on disruptive technologies and their place in futuristic healthcare. She is a frequent speaker at International events being delivering motivational and change management themed talks.


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Fran Ayalasomayajula

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For over 20 years, Fran Ayalasomayajula, executive healthcare strategist and technologist, has been dedicated to serving the interests of populations around the world in an effort to improve the quality of healthcare, provision access to healthcare, and increase health literacy and patient engagement.
Currently the Global Healthcare, Population Health Information Technology and Innovations Lead for HP, Inc., Fran directs the organization in the development of strategies and innovations designed to advance and deliver improved clinical outcomes and better population health. Prior to HP, Fran worked for major healthcare institutions, including WHO, CDC, BMS, and UHG. Fran holds degrees in epidemiology, public health, information technology, and certification in project and clinical trial management.
She is actively involved in minded initiatives, such as rare disease patient advocacy, and the application of technology services for the promotion of aging with independence and community connectedness. In 2015, Fran was a contributing writer on the Fact Sheet submitted to the White House Conference on Aging, and in 2017 co-author of the LeadingAge whitepaper on Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care.
She is presently a Board Member of the NHA of San Diego, member of the Center on Aging Services and Technologies, PCHAlliance, LeadingAge, APHA, special interest participant in the NAHC, and founder of IBHealthy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit digital health and wellness organization, whose mission is to provide ease of access to the resources needed to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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