Webinar: Reducing Maternal Mortality While Increasing Infant Survival: A Case Study From Kenya


This webinar featuring Dr. Mary Adam was hosted as part of Her Dignity Network's awareness campaign focused on the issue of addressing maternal mortality. The webinar was originally hosted on November 8, 2013. For more information on the original webinar or more information about maternal mortality, please visit here. Her Dignity Network is part of the Center's initiative in global women's health. To learn more information about the Her Dignity, please visit the Network's website at https://HerDignity.net.

Dr. Mary Adam works with Kijabe Hospital and the organization Equipping Africa in Kenya. Equipping Africa grows hope for the future by connecting people, ideas, and innovative solutions to problems in health and medical education. Equipping Africa Website The Newborn Community Health Project, Kijabe Hospital trains individuals to share accurate health messages promoting newborn and maternal health in their communities. The Project seeks to cultivate hope in places where resignation dominates attitudes about maternal and child mortality. Changing hearts and minds about health practices saves lives.

Mary Adam graduated from Trinity College (now Trinity International University) in Deerfield, IL and attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine followed by a pediatric residency at the University of Arizona. Subsequently, she also obtained a Master’s degree in Bioethics from Trinity International University and a PhD in psychology from the University of Arizona in the area of program evaluation. She worked on HIV Prevention with I Choose Life-Africa a Kenyan nongovernmental organization during her Fulbright Fellowship in Kenya in 2007 to 2008.