Maternal Health Events

Webcast

Forests on Film: New Stories from Nepal and the Congo Basin

March 25, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Join us for the world premiere of "Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal," the latest documentary from the Environmental Change and Security Program, which will be screened with "Heart of Iron: Mining in the Congo Basin Rain Forest." After the screening, John Martin of Conservation International will lead a discussion with filmmakers Sean Peoples and Leo Botrill.
Webcast

Make It Count: Evaluating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Programming

March 21, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Evaluation is a critical part of any development programming. Rigorous evaluations identify the successes, failures, and gaps in a given project, accumulating lessons learned that hopefully lead to more effective programming.
Webcast

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs as a Strategy to Advance Maternal Health

March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Hundreds of thousands of women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications every year and research suggests, in developing countries, there is a link between maternal health and lack of access to quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
Webcast

Improving Maternal Health Through Universal Health Coverage

February 20, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The global maternal health agenda has been largely defined by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the last decade and half, but what will happen after they expire in 2015? What kind of framework is needed to continue the momentum towards eliminating preventable maternal deaths and morbidities?
Podcast

State of the World Population 2013 Launch: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

October 30, 2013 // 8:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Twenty thousand girls under the age of 18 give birth every day, and 90 percent of these births occur within the context of marriage, according to the UN Population Fund’s latest State of the World Population report. This year’s edition, launched at the Wilson Center on October 30, focuses on adolescent pregnancy and finding ways to better protect this vulnerable group of young women.
Podcast

Making the Millennium Development Goals Sustainable

October 16, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Next year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the United Nations after the Millennium Declaration, are set to expire. As they wind down, the global development community is taking stock. While there have been great strides toward accomplishing many of the goals set forth in 2000, there has been little headway in ensuring environmental sustainability, said Melinda Kimble, senior vice president of the United Nations Foundation. Which raises the question: What should change for the next set of global development goals, which are supposed to be even more environmentally focused – the “Sustainable Development Goals?”
Webcast

Women's Economic Empowerment & Reproductive Health

October 10, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As more organizations in the international development community commit themselves to supporting women’s empowerment, it has grown increasingly difficult to evaluate what that really entails.
Webcast

Delivering Success: Scaling Up Solutions for Maternal Health (Report Launch)

September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
While the United Nations met in New York last month to discuss progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and begin designing their successors, the latest report of the "Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health" series was launched at the Wilson Center.
Webcast

The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health

July 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Ensuring access to family planning is not only a matter of human rights, but can also play a key role in protecting the health of mothers and children. Maternal health experts and program directors met at the Wilson Center on July 31 to discuss the role family planning takes in women’s health in developing countries, what successes family planning programs worldwide have had so far, and what can be done to expand services. Sarah Craven, chief of the UN Population Fund’s Washington office, moderated the event.
Webcast

Afghanistan Beyond the Headlines: Women, Youth, and War

June 24, 2013 // 12:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As the United States approaches its 2014 deadline for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, one often overshadowed aspect of the conflict is the hard-won progress made by previously marginalized segments of the Afghan population, particularly women, girls, and young people. Afghanistan has one of the highest proportions of young people in the world – many of whom have known only war. The median age of the population is 15.6 years old, the median age of marriage is 18, and half of mothers surveyed during a country-wide mortality survey had their first child when they were teenagers.

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