Strategic Steps for Global Action on Maternal Health Medicines

October 23, 2012

Video Archive

“We know maternal health medicines are safe, we know they’re effective, we know they’re essential to keeping women healthy throughout pregnancy and childbirth,” said Kristy Kade at the Wilson Center on October 23. But lack of supply, poor quality, and misuse means they do not always help the women who need them.


  • Deborah Armbruster Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor, USAID
  • Dr. Kennedy Chibwe Deputy Director of Promoting the Quality of Medicines Program, United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
  • Ann Starrs Executive Vice President, Family Care International; Chair, Global Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Kristy Kade Family Health Advocacy Officer, PATH
  • Jagdish Upadhyay Chief of the Global Program to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodities Security, UNFPA