Announcing the Third Event in the Maternal Health Policy Series

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Maternal and Newborn Health as a Priority for Strengthening Health Systems

Please join the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the third event of the series on Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health.

The event will feature presentations and discussion with Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard University School of Public HealthHelen de Pinho, Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at Columbia University; and Agnes Soucat, Senior Health Economist & Lead Advisor for Health, Nutrition and Population with the World Bank.

March 8, 2010
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Please RSVP to with your name and affiliation.

Interested but can’t attend?
Tune into the live or archived webcast here. The webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time.

About this event
Increasing investments for strengthening health systems requires improved donor coordination and additional research to help guide decisions about where investments will have the greatest return. The inclusion of key maternal health indicators such as access to emergency obstetric care is an important strategy to improving health systems and encourages the implementation of priority evidence-based interventions.

About the Maternal Health Policy Series
The reproductive and maternal health community finds itself at a critical point, drawing increased attention and funding, but still confronting more than a half million deaths each year and a high unmet need for family planning. The Policy Dialogue series seeks to galvanize the community by focusing on important–and in some cases controversial–issues within the maternal health community.

Click here to download the PDF announcement with more details about the event and the speakers.

Click here to view archived webcasts of the previous two events in this series.