Saving Lives that Give Life: Preventing Maternal Deaths and Advancing Women’s Health

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The Maternal Health Task Force is delighted to participate in an exciting event this afternoon , Saving Lives that Give Life: Preventing Maternal Deaths and Advancing Women’s Health!


The event will be moderated by Lisa Belkin, Senior Columnist on Life/Work/Family at the Huffington Post.

More about the event:

Investing resources in the health and well-being of women benefits societies in multiple ways. Recent years have witnessed the global development community focused increasingly on advancing women’s health. Yet, many challenges — some life threatening — persist. More than 280,000 women died in 2010 during pregnancy and from childbirth complications, according to the United Nations. Many of those deaths and injuries were preventable. Access to quality health care and health education remains crucial. This Forum event will feature three unique perspectives — Dean Julio Frenk, who has called for a Women and Health agenda; Professor Ana Langer, who has been a leading researcher and advocate to improve health care for women; and Christy Turlington Burns, who has spurred public interest in preventing maternal deaths through her documentary No Woman, No Cry and her Every Mother Counts advocacy and mobilization campaign.

Tune in to the live webcast here. (You can use the same link to view the archived webcast after the event.)

We hope you will join the conversation! You can submit questions ahead of time or during the event to

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