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The Kaiser Family Foundation Gathers Experts for a Policy Forum on World Progress on Maternal and Child Health, the Future Role for the U.S.

On May 24th, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a policy forum to examine  the evolving role for the U.S. in improving international maternal, newborn, and child health as well as global progress toward achieving MDG4 and 5.

Speakers included Jennifer Klein, senior advisor on global women’s issues at the U.S. Department of State; Flavia Bustreo, director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health at the World Health Organization; Ana Langer, president of EngenderHealth and Advisor to the Maternal Health Task Force; Christopher J.L. Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington; and Jen Kates, vice president and director of Global Health Policy and HIV, Kaiser Family Foundation.  The discussion was moderated by the Executive Vice President of the Foundation, Diane Rowland.

“At the forum, the Foundation released a report on the U.S. role in improving global maternal, newborn, and child health that provides an overview of international efforts and offers a detailed look at the U.S. government’s response to date and the heightened focus placed on these issues by the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative.  The Foundation also issued two related fact sheets examining the U.S. role in maternal, newborn, and child health and in family planning and reproductive health.”

Click here to download the report and the factsheets—and to watch the archived video of the policy forum.

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