Strengthening the Voices of Women Champions for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

September 28, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
“What policymakers everywhere have to understand is that women’s the solution not only for women’s issues but to many of our developmental problems as well.”

Silent Suffering: Maternal Morbidities in Developing Countries

September 27, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal morbidities – illnesses and injuries that do not kill but nevertheless seriously affect a woman’s health – are a critical, yet frequently neglected, dimension of safe motherhood.

Maternal Health Challenges in Kenya: What New Research Evidence Shows

July 12, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
GHI simulcasts a workshop in Nairobi and Washington, DC to discuss Kenya's maternal health challenges and identify solutions with policymakers, health workers, media, and donors.

Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?

April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The Population Council's John Townsend moderates a discussion on improving maternal health care in urban slums as part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series.

Innovations From Development to Delivery: Working With the Private Sector to Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition

March 22, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Kari Stoever, Senior Adviser, Global Advocacy, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); Hugh Chang, Director for Special Initiatives, PATH; Laura McLaughlin, Environmental Engineer, Cascade Designs, Inc; Laura Birx, Senior Food Security and Nutrition Specialist, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Reality Check: Challenges and Innovations in Addressing Postpartum Hemorrhage

January 25, 2011 // 8:00am4:00pm
Cathy Solter, Senior Fellow, Pathfinder International;Sudhir Maknikar, Pathfinder International India;Deborah Armbruster, Sr. Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development;Suellen Miller, Director of Safe Motherhood Programs, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health; Farouk Jega, Pathfinder International Nigeria;Paul LaBarre, Technical Officer, PATH;Jennifer Blum, Senior Program Associate, Gynuity Health Projects;Ndola Prata, Medical Director, Venture Strategies Innovation;Shabnam Shahnaz, Pathfinder International Bangladesh

Maternal Undernutrition: Evidence, Links, and Solutions

December 15, 2010 // 8:30am10:30am
Experts Doyin Oluwole and Amy Webb Girard address the linkages between poverty, undernutrition, and poor maternal health outcomes in the final meeting of the 2009-2010 Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series.

Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Research Findings and Programmatic Implications

December 09, 2010 // 11:00am1:00pm
Experts came together to discuss conflict-related, prevalent, systematic, and widespread sexual violence in the war-torn country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Expanding Access to Essential Maternal Health Commodities

November 30, 2010 // 8:30am10:30am
The ninth meeting of the 2009-2010 Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series addresses the challenges and strategies for expanding access to maternal health commodities.

New Applications for Existing Technologies to Improve Maternal Health

October 27, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Josh Nesbit, Alain Labrique, and David Aylward discuss the role of Information and Communication Technologies in the prevention of maternal mortality.


Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katrina Braxton // Program Assistant, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Schuyler Null // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative