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Balancing the Power to Meet the Needs of ALL Women and Children

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in collaboration with USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, for a panel discussion highlighting country-led strategies to improve equity and meet the needs of ALL women and children. This event will be the first in our three-part series, “Elevating Country Voices in the Global Dialogue on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and Family Planning,” and will highlight strategies and national efforts to strengthen the capacity of countries to systematically address inequities and meet the needs of under-represented groups.

Date & Time

Wednesday
May. 19, 2021
9:00am – 10:30am ET

Overview

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Inequities relating to gender, age, or socioeconomic status inhibit coverage of client-centered maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and family planning services in countries around the world. If countries are to meet their Sustainable Development Goals and national targets, then they must work to better reach and include the voices of groups with less power and access to MNCH and family planning services.

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, for a panel discussion highlighting country-led strategies to improve equity and meet the needs of ALL women and children. This event is the first in our three-part series, “Elevating Country Voices in the Global Dialogue on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and Family Planning,” and will highlight strategies and national efforts to strengthen the capacity of countries to systematically address inequities and meet the needs of under-represented groups. This expert panel will discuss the importance of addressing gender-based violence, increasing adolescent's access to health services, and reaching zero-dose children. 

Send questions for our panelists during the event to mhi@wilsoncenter.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter at @Wilson_MHI & @USAID_MOMENTUM, and on Instagram at @MaternalHealthInitiative using the hashtags #BalancingThePower and #MHDialogue. Find more coverage of these issues on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.org/Dot-Mom.


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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.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more