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Wilson Center Mourns the Death of Late Former Board Member Robert Mosbacher

Feb 01, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars mourns the death of Robert Mosbacher, former U.S. secretary of commerce and former member of the Wilson Center's Board of Trustees. Mosbacher passed away on January 24.

Promoting Human Security in Pakistan

Feb 01, 2010
Although political violence is on the rise in Pakistan, health issues are proving far more deadly. There is also a dearth of education, financial, and emergency services, so nongovernmental Islamic organizations are stepping in to fill the void. Wilson Center Fellow Chris Candland's research points to the need for more effective social welfare services to promote greater human security in Pakistan.

Improving Maternal Health Worldwide

Feb 01, 2010
In developing countries, more than 500,000 women die of pregnancy-related complications each year, yet most of these deaths can be prevented with improved medical care. The Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative has launched a policy series to discuss, inform, and potentially effect policy on critical issues related to maternal health.

Point of View: Improving Maternal Health

Feb 01, 2010
In this Point of View editorial, the Global Health Initiative's Calyn Ostrowski says more investment is needed in the developing world to improve health systems that would, in effect, help reduce maternal mortality.