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In this Wilson Center video, Sarah B. Barnes, Project Director of the Maternal Health Initiative, and Kira Rudik, a Ukrainian Member of Parliament and Leader of the Holos/Voice Party , discuss the devastating effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the incredible resilience the world has seen since from the Ukrainian people.  The video captures a section of a larger discussion that also included Deekshita Ramanarayanan, Project Coordinator of the Maternal Health Initiative and Brooke Sherman, Program Assistant of the Middle East Program.

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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

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform US foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more