Wilson Center Event: What Next? Putting The Lancet Maternal Health Series Into Action

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We are excited to announce the upcoming policy dialogue, What Next? Putting The Lancet Maternal Health Series Into Action. The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Friday, October 28, 2016. This dialogue is part of the Maternal Health Task Force’s Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health Series, in partnership with UNFPA and the Wilson Center.

Interested in attending or following along online? See the invitation from the Wilson Center below to learn more and register for the event.

In September 2016, The Lancet released a new Maternal Health Series that focuses on maternal wellbeing and survival as keys to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Now that the series has been launched, what does it mean for implementing partners? What implications does the series have for quality of maternal health care, access to services, integration of services, and advocacy?

We invite you to join the Maternal Health Initiative, United Nations Population Fund, and Maternal Health Task Force on October 28 as we explore these questions. Please RSVP here.


Elena Ateva, Maternal and Newborn Health Policy and Advocacy Advisor, White Ribbon Alliance

Clara Calvert, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience

Lynn Freedman, Director, Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program; Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Laurel Hatt, Health Finance Lead, Health Finance and Governance Project, Abt Associates

Kathleen Hill, Maternal Health Team Lead, Maternal and Child Survival Program/ Jhpiego

Marge Koblinsky, Independent Consultant, Maternal and Child Health

Suellen Miller, Director, Safe Motherhood Program; Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Kate RamseyPrincipal Technical Advisor, Maternal Health, Management Sciences for Health

Event Details

Register for the event here

When: Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Where:The Wilson Center, 5th floor conference room, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20004

Join us online!
Tune in to the live webcast or view the archive after the meeting here.

Join the conversation on Twitter at @NewSecurityBeat and @MHTF and by following #MHdialogue and #MaternalHealthNow. To find more coverage of these issues on the Wilson Center’s blog, NewSecurityBeat.org.


Read more about The Lancet Maternal Health Series on the MHTF blog and explore related resources.