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

South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

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March 31, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In early February, the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative joined Oxfam India , CARE Bangladesh, and epidemiologists, amongst others in Kathmandu, Nepal, for a two-day, regional workshop on maternal health. Please join us on March 31st to continue the discussion about how best to improve results in this complex, critical part of the world. more

Call the Midwife: A Conversation About the Rising Global Midwifery Movement

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March 23, 2015 // 9:00am4:30pm
Speakers from around the world and across the reproductive health community are coming together to discuss the global midwifery movement. more

Health Reporters: "Stakeholders Plan New Policies for Reproductive Health in Nigeria" on MHI in Nigeria Event

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Jan 15, 2015
Health Reporters, an online health newspaper in Nigeria recently covered MHI’s event, Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria (Abuja and Washington, DC). more
Webcast

Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria (Abuja and Washington, DC)

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December 17, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
“Nigeria’s population is only two percent of the world population, but we contribute about 10 percent of the maternal mortality,” said Oladosu Ojengbede, professor and director of the University of Ibadan’s Center for Population and Reproductive Health. more

Pulitzer Center: "How to Protect Women in Times of Crisis" on MHI Event

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Dec 03, 2014
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting recently covered MHI's event about maternal health and gender-based violence in crisis settings. more

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