This afternoon, starting at 3:00pm EST, maternal health will be the focus of a panel at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women at UN Headquarters in New York. To watch “Elimination of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and the empowerment of women” click here and choose Channel 3.
According to the issues paper providing the background on the panel discussion:
This discussion will be an opportunity for the Commission to assess progress in addressing maternal mortality, identify good practices and successful interventions, as well as ways and means for further accelerating action with the aim of measurably reducing and eliminating maternal mortality, and achieving MDG 5. It will also be an opportunity to bring further impetus to implementation of the Secretary-General’s Global strategy for women’s and children’s health.