Is Universal Access to Family Planning a Realistic Goal for Sub-Saharan Africa?

March 30, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Michael Mbizvo, director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the WHO, discusses ways to ensure universal access to family planning services for sub-Saharan Africa.To talk about this difficult question and present research and programmatic evidence for sub-Saharan Africa, Mbizvo was joined by panelists; Fred Makumbi, Oladosu Ojengbede, and Frank Taulo.

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

A Conversation on Art and Social Change

January 12, 2011 // 11:00am1:00pm
"At the core of human rights and artistic behavior is respect for human dignity. It is this that unites art and justice," said Jane M. Saks, executive director of the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, speaking at an event cosponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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.

Improving Monitoring, Transparency, and Accountability for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

September 08, 2010 // 10:00am12:00pm
Panelists discuss strategies for improving maternal health evaluation methods while balancing the interests of donors and beneficiaries during the seventh meeting of the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series.

The Impact of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity on Economic Development

July 29, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The sixth meeting of the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health Series addresses the economic impact of maternal mortality, and provides evidence of the need for increased investment in maternal health.


Program Menu

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 // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative