Events

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Nutrition and the Continuum of Care: Pre-Conception to the Post-Natal Period

July 28, 2014 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Good nutrition is very important for the health of women and their babies. Iron, zinc, and iodine deficiencies can lead to malnutrition, which increases susceptibility to disease and reduces immunity, productivity, and development.
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Delivering Quality Antenatal Care in Low Resource Settings: Examining Innovative Models and Planning For Scale Up

June 30, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A roadside billboard in Malawi reads: “No woman should die while giving life.” But in many countries, death or grave injury during childbirth is a frequent occurrence.
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Can Social Accountability Help Ensure Rights and Better Participation in Maternal Health Services?

May 05, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Over the last two decades, social accountability has emerged as a strategy to make health services more responsive to community needs. It’s an approach that creates a space for “interaction between citizen engagement and government responsiveness,” said Jonathan Fox, professor of international development at American University at the Wilson Center May 5.
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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs as a Strategy to Advance Maternal Health

March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Of all the Millennium Development Goals, the maternal health and sanitation targets are among the farthest off track, said Rebecca Fishman, operations and special projects director of WASH Advocates.
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Improving Maternal Health Through Universal Health Coverage

February 20, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
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?
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Maternal Health and HIV: Global Priorities for Research and Action

January 13, 2014 // 12:00pm4:00pm
Despite the fact that with proper interventions, the likelihood of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is less than five percent, expectant mothers with HIV or AIDS often face intense stigma and marginalization from health care providers around the world. As a result, in some areas, the mortality rate for mothers with HIV is five times greater than the rate for non-infected women
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Delivering Success: Scaling Up Solutions for Maternal Health (Report Launch)

September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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.
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The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health

July 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
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.
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Vision, Innovation, and Action to Address Child Marriage

June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm4:30pm
According to the UN Population Fund, more than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020 – an estimated 14.2 million young girls marrying too young every year or 39,000 daily. The majority of these girls do not receive access to education or reproductive health services.
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Woman-Centered Maternity Care, Family Planning, and HIV: Principles for Rights-Based Integration

June 11, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Despite increases in the availability of maternal health care across Nigeria, maternal mortality rates remain high, averaging 630 per 100,000 live births in 2010, compared to the world average of 210. “This is data we are not proud of,” said Philippa Momah, board director of Nigeria’s White Ribbon Alliance, at the Wilson Center. “We believe that one of the issues is the way health care providers treat our women. This may be causing a 20 percent drop-out rate in the health care system.”

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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katrina Braxton // Program Assistant, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Schuyler Null // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative