March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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).
February 20, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
With maternal mortality and other women’s health targets among those lagging furthest behind in the soon-to-expire Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), new thinking is needed to better address gender-based health inequities. At the same time, universal health coverage is expected to figure prominently in any post-MDG development framework.
January 13, 2014 // 12:00pm — 4:00pm
Two Panels: Creating a Comprehensive Research and Evaluation Agenda for Maternal Health and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa and Addressing HIV Stigma and Preventing Disrespect and Abuse: Global Insights to Improve Maternal Health and Promote Reproductive Rights
September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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.
July 31, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
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.
June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:30pm
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.
June 11, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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.”
May 02, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
“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.
April 18, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a spouse or partner is a major factor in maternal and reproductive health, says Jay Silverman.
April 04, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
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.