EPMM Coverage Targets and Milestones to 2025

The global virtual event launched the Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) coverage targets and milestones to 2025 which have been developed to support countries with setting interim targets and milestones to 2025 toward accelerating progress to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 3.1 to reduce maternal mortality in all countries.

Session plan:

Moderated by Femi Oke

2:00pm: Welcome and opening remarks - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO and Dr Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA

2:10pm: Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: An Overview - Dr Anshu Banerjee, WHO Geneva

2:20pm: EPMM Coverage Targets for 2025- Dr Willibald Zeck, UNFPA and Dr Allisyn Moran, WHO Geneva

2:25pm: EPMM Milestones towards improving maternal maternal health and wellbeing - Dr Sylvia Deganus, Ghana

2:30pm: Panel discussion on Advancing Maternal and Newborn Health in High-burden Countries


  • Dr Martina Baye, Coordinator of the national program to combat maternal and child mortality, Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon
  • Dr Saroja Pande, President Elect, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Nepal
  • Nick Pearson, Founder and Director at Jacaranda Maternity
  • Tariah Adams, Communication and Advocacy Officer, White Ribbon Alliance, Nigeria
  • Franka Cadee, President, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)
  • Robyn Churchill, Maternal Health Team Lead, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, USAID

3:10pm: Questions & Answers

3:20pm: Next Steps - Dr Anneka Knutsson, UNFPA

3:25pm:  Closing remarks- Dr Austin Demby, Honourable Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone

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