Strategic Steps for Global Action on Maternal Health Medicines

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The Maternal Health Task Force, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Global Health Initiative, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and PATH are delighted to invite you to an upcoming dialogue! The dialogue, Strategic Steps for Global Action on Maternal Health Medicines, is part of the Maternal Health Dialogue Series.

Expert panelists will include:
Deborah Armbruster, Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor, USAID

Dr. Kennedy Chibwe, Deputy Director of Promoting the Quality of Medicines ProgramUnited States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

Ann Starrs, President, Family Care International (FCI)

Catharine Taylor, Global Program Leader for Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, PATH

Jagdish Upadhyay, Chief  of the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security, UNFPA

More information about the event:
On September 27, PATH released a report during the UN General Assembly summarizing a series of policy dialogues on maternal health medicines with various stakeholders in Dhaka, Dar Es Salaam, New York, Seattle, and Washington, DC. This event will highlight key findings and policy recommendations from the report to learn what needs to be changed to increase access to quality maternal health supplies, including oxytocin, misoprostol, and magnesium sulfate.

Panelists will discuss ways global and national policymakers, program managers, and advocates can partner to increase the quality, availability, and appropriate use of maternal health commodities and the impact that can be achieved.

A photo exhibit documenting how the highlighted commodities help women deliver and improve life will be on display during the dialogue session.

Event details:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, USA
5th floor conference room

A map to the Center is available at

Note: Photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.

Please RSVP to with your name and affiliation.

If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the archived webcast at The archived video will be available approximately one week after the posted meeting time.

For information about previous dialogues from the series, click here.