Connecting the Maternal Health Community Through Interactive Mapping

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Earlier this month (June 7-9), the Maternal Health Task Force team attended Women Deliver 2010 in Washington D.C. and facilitated an exciting mapping activity. The conference was an ideal place to implement this activity; in attendance were advocates, policymakers, development leaders, health care professionals, government officials, and media from 146 countries!

The MHTF site currently has three interactive maps; maternal health knowledge hubs, MPH programs that offer a concentration/focus on maternal health, and maternal health organizations.

At the conference, the MHTF team focused on populating the maternal health organizations map by asking conference participants to provide basic information on where their organizations are located and the kind of maternal health work they do. The team also offered demonstrations (on big screens!) of how interactive mapping works.

The Maternal Health Task Force is thrilled to announce that we received 158 mapping forms! Our team is currently in the midst of processing the forms and updating the map. Take a look at our fast growing map of organizations working in maternal health. If you submitted a form and do not yet see your organization on the map, check back over the next couple weeks.

Putting your organization on our maternal health map will help to build a growing interconnected community of maternal health organizations. It will link the important work of your organization or school with the work of maternal health organizations and schools around the globe.

If you did not attend Women Deliver, you can still get mapped! Click here to download the mapping form. Fill it out and return it to Kate Mitchell at