Maternal Health Events

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Delivering Success: Scaling Up Solutions for Maternal Health (Report Launch)

September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
While the United Nations met in New York last month to discuss progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and begin designing their successors, the latest report of the "Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health" series was launched at the Wilson Center.
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The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health

July 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Ensuring access to family planning is not only a matter of human rights, but can also play a key role in protecting the health of mothers and children. Maternal health experts and program directors met at the Wilson Center on July 31 to discuss the role family planning takes in women’s health in developing countries, what successes family planning programs worldwide have had so far, and what can be done to expand services. Sarah Craven, chief of the UN Population Fund’s Washington office, moderated the event.
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Afghanistan Beyond the Headlines: Women, Youth, and War

June 24, 2013 // 12:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As the United States approaches its 2014 deadline for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, one often overshadowed aspect of the conflict is the hard-won progress made by previously marginalized segments of the Afghan population, particularly women, girls, and young people. Afghanistan has one of the highest proportions of young people in the world – many of whom have known only war. The median age of the population is 15.6 years old, the median age of marriage is 18, and half of mothers surveyed during a country-wide mortality survey had their first child when they were teenagers.
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Vision, Innovation, and Action to Address Child Marriage

June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
According to the UN Population Fund, more than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020 – an estimated 14.2 million young girls marrying too young every year or 39,000 daily. The majority of these girls do not receive access to education or reproductive health services.
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Woman-Centered Maternity Care, Family Planning, and HIV: Principles for Rights-Based Integration

June 11, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Despite increases in the availability of maternal health care across Nigeria, maternal mortality rates remain high, averaging 630 per 100,000 live births in 2010, compared to the world average of 210. “This is data we are not proud of,” said Philippa Momah, board director of Nigeria’s White Ribbon Alliance, at the Wilson Center. “We believe that one of the issues is the way health care providers treat our women. This may be causing a 20 percent drop-out rate in the health care system.”
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Harmony in the Forest: Improving Habitats for Species and People in East Asia

May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
How can NGOs and civil society promote environmental protection and improve people’s health and livelihoods in remote tropical forests? Two NGOs with innovative programs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea spoke at the Wilson Center on May 30 about their efforts to simultaneously tackle these issues and highlight their intricate relationship.

World No Tobacco Day 2013

May 30, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Human and Economic Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in the Developing World Tobacco Control Policies in Uruguay High-Level Conference Featuring Dr. Tabaré Vázquez.
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Addressing Disrespect and Abuse During Childbirth

May 02, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
“Today we have a golden opportunity to use respectful maternal care to break new ground at the intersection of health and human rights,” said Lynn Freedman, director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program and professor of clinical population and family health at Columbia University, at the Wilson Center.
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The Impact of Violence Against Women on Maternal Health

April 18, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a spouse or partner is a major factor in maternal and reproductive health, says Jay Silverman.
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Maternal Health in India: Emerging Priorities (New Delhi, Boston, Washington, DC)

April 04, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
Maternal mortality causes 56,000 deaths every year in India, accounting for 20 percent of maternal deaths around the world, said John Townsend, vice president and director of the Population Council’s reproductive health program. It is a key battleground for maternal health advocates. But maternal health is sometimes eclipsed by other major health and development issues on the sub-continent. For example, nearly five times as many people suffer from HIV/AIDS and more than 400 million people live on less than $1.25 a day.

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