Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs as a Strategy to Advance Maternal Health
Hundreds of thousands of women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications every year and research suggests, in developing countries, there is a link between maternal health and lack of access to quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Improving maternal health requires a greater understanding of WASH as it relates to maternal mortality and morbidity; monitoring to ensure effectiveness; and systematic evaluations of completed WASH projects. Further research and collaboration by the WASH and maternal health communities could garner more awareness and advocacy. Join us as we host a panel on ways to advance maternal health using WASH strategies.
Want to attend but can’t? Tune into the live or archived webcast at WilsonCenter.org (not every event is webcast live; archived webcasts go up approximately one day after the meeting date).
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Environmental Health Team Leader, Maternal Child Health Division, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
Executive Director, African Medical and Research Foundation USA
Annie Toro //Senior Adviser, Global Health Policy and Advocacy, International Medical Corps; Chair of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health -U.S. Coalition on Child Survival Roundtable