About the Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers. more

The Latest from the Maternal Health Initiative

Measuring Maternal Health in a Post-MDG World

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December 01, 2014 // 2:00pm5:00pm
For almost 15 years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have prominently featured maternal health improvements by targeting preventable maternal deaths and universal access to reproductive health care more
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Addressing Maternal Health and Gender-Based Violence in Times of Crisis

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November 20, 2014 // 2:00pm5:00pm
In times of crisis, such as conflict, natural disaster, or an epidemic, critical maternal and reproductive health services often become unavailable. For pregnant women, the probability of mortality or morbidity increases; gender-based violence is more common for all more
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The Power of 1.8 Billion Young People: ‘State of the World Population 2014’ Launch

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November 18, 2014 // 9:30am11:30am
The latest edition of the UN Population Fund’s State of the World Population report focuses on the largest generation of young people in history. Investing in the health and education of the 1.8 billion future leaders between 10 and 24 years is not only a recognition of their rights, but an imperative for global development. more
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Innovative Training of Birth Attendants

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September 30, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Imagine you are a physician working in a rural health center in a developing country. You’re helping a woman deliver her baby, and it’s just arrived but is not breathing. Meanwhile, the mother has started to hemorrhage. You’re the only one working in the clinic that day, and many life-saving treatments need to start within one minute. You have 60 seconds to make decisions that could cost the lives of two people. more
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What’s Youth Got to Do With It? Investing in Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

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September 24, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
“Half of the world’s population is under 30 – any development agenda would have to address their needs, including their health needs, as part of accomplishing development goals.” more

Upcoming Events

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