Join Us for “Women’s Lives Matter”

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The death of a woman in pregnancy or childbirth is a tragedy. Yet the tragedy is not only her absence, but how her absence impacts her family and community.

Join us on Tuesday, October 7th, as we support the event “Women’s Lives Matter: The impact of a maternal death on families and communities” hosted by the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Family Care International, and the International Center for Research on Women. Here experts will gather to share new research findings demonstrating how drastically a women’s death during pregnancy or child birth affects her community economically and socially.

You may join us in person or via live webcast at The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health to discuss how to use research findings to advocate for both funding and policy to sustain reproductive and maternal health efforts throughout the post-2015 agenda.


  • Dr. Ana Langer (moderator), Director, Women and Health Imitative
  • Alicia Ely Yamin, Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health; and Policy Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
  • Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Interim President & CEO, Family Care International
  • Jeni Klugman, Author, Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health (2013); lead author, Voice and Agency (2014); Senior Adviser, The World Bank Group and Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Rohini Prabha Pande, Lead Researcher, A Price Too High to Bear; and Independent Consultant on Gender and Health

What: Webcast to discuss the economic and social impacts of maternal death

Where: The Forum Studio at HSPH: The Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge Building (Building 1), 10th Floor, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

When: Tuesday, October 7th, 2:30-3:30 EDT


  1. RSVP today if you will be joining us in person at The Forum by emailing
  2. If joining us on the web, click here for the live webcast.
  3. To join the conversation on twitter, follow our handle @MHTF