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The Code Blue Series | A Growing Threat: Non-Communicable Diseases on Maternal Health 

Some 18 million women of reproductive age die each year from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The compounding effects of NCDs complicate women’s experiences in many unseen ways, and the rise and gravity of NCDs pose a growing and often overlooked challenge to maternal health worldwide. The CODE BLUE series will highlight seven NCDs most threatening to maternal health: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and mental health disorders. 

Africa in Transition: The Role of Women in Peace and Security

The prosperity of a nation cannot be divorced from the prosperity of its women. In sub-Saharan Africa, demographic trends, including rapid population growth and urbanization, ethnic tensions, and environmental degradation and climate change represent some of the compound security risks facing the region. A multisector and integrated approach that is inclusive of women is a precondition to curbing the underlying trends influencing instability in the region. When women are involved in security decision-making, the likelihood for conflict decreases, and peace negotiations last longer.  

POSTPONED: The Trump Administration and U.S. Africa Policy: What has been accomplished and what lies ahead?

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience. We very much hope that you will be able to join us once the event is rescheduled. Thank you.

Monde Muyangwa 

In Refuge: Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings

34 million women and girls are currently in need of humanitarian assistance resulting from natural disasters, wars, conflicts, and other crises. Women in humanitarian settings have high unmet reproductive and maternal health needs. Since 2011, Save the Children, CARE, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), have delivered voluntary contraceptive services, including long-acting reversible contraceptives, to over 1 million women and girls affected by humanitarian crises. 

The Maternal Health Initiative launches the CODE BLUE series on non-communicable diseases and maternal health

Each year, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 2 in every 3 deaths among women globally. It is estimated that NCDs kill 35 million people each year, and women of reproductive age make up about half of these deaths.

Visit by the International Visitor Leadership Program Delegation on Rule of Law and the U.S. Judicial System

On Friday, September 13, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a delegation of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) for a discussion around the theme of rule of law and the U.S. Judicial System. The IVLP delegates were welcomed to the Wilson Center by Mr. Michael Morrow, Senior Diplomatic Fellow of the Wilson Center Africa Program.

Africa Program Capacity Building Internship Program

Africa Program Capacity Building Internship Program

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