Join the Wilson Center Dialogue April 4: Maternal Health in India: Emerging Priorities

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By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultant

On April 4, the Woodrow Wilson Center is hosting “Maternal Health in India: Emerging Priorities,” in three locations: New Delhi, Washington, DC and Boston, as well as online, via a live webcast from 9:00-11:00 AM (EDT).

From our colleagues at the Wilson Center:

In order to promote greater voices from the field, the 2012-13 dialogue is partnering with the Population Foundation of India to co-host a two-day dialogue with local, regional, and national decision-makers on effective maternal health policies and programs. This in-country dialogue meeting will create a platform for field workers, policymakers, program managers, media, and donors to share research, disseminate lessons learned, and address concerns related to policy, institutional, and organizational capacity building.

The dialogue will feature remarks from:

Dr. Abhay Bang
Director, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health

Aparajita Gogoi
Director, CEDPA India Society; Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood India; Advisory Committee Member, Population Foundation of India

Anuradha Gupta
Joint Secretary & Mission Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Dr. Rajani Ved
Advisor, Community Processes, National Health System Resource Centre

Reflection Remarks by:

John Townsend
Vice President, Reproductive Health Programs, Population Council
Mary Nell Wegner
Deputy Director of Policy & Technical Support, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard School of Public

If you would like to attend the dialogue in person, details for the Washington, DC and Boston events are as follows:

  • Washington, DC: For more details, or to RSVP to attend at the Wilson Center,click here
  • Boston: To attend the event at the Harvard School of Public Health, RSVP here.

If you are unable to attend the event in person, both live and archived webcasts will be available at The webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time.

For additional details on this event, as well as the 2012-2013 dialogue series convened by the Wilson Center, the MHTF and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, click here.