We are excited to announce the upcoming dialogue, “Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative.” The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Friday, 8 December 2017 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET. This dialogue is part of the Maternal Health Task Force’s Advancing 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 1987, international pioneers in maternal health convened in Nairobi, Kenya with a commitment to improve maternal health worldwide. Out of this conference three decades ago, the Safe Motherhood Initiative was born. The initiative’s mission to reduce maternal mortality globally and ensure safe and acceptable birthing conditions for mothers all around the world continues today.
Please join the Wilson Center, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Maternal Health Task Force on 8 December to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, a revolutionary movement which named maternal health a global health priority.
This half-day celebration will feature two distinct panels and a reception to follow.
Panel I: The Global Experience
Milestones and Future Challenges for the Safe Motherhood Initiative
Barbara Kwast, International Consultant, Safe Motherhood and Maternal Health
Mary Ellen Stanton, Senior Maternal Health Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development
Ann Starrs, President and CEO, Guttmacher Institute
Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Technical Adviser Sexual and Reproductive Health, UNFPA Office of Geneva
Panel II: On the Ground
Midwifery, Advocacy, and Private Sector Involvement in Safe Motherhood
Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
Dorothy Lazaro, Midwife Advisor, United Nations Population Fund
Address Malata, Vice Chancellor, Malawi University of Science and Technology
Betsy McCallon, Chief Executive Officer, White Ribbon Alliance
Rima Jolivet, Maternal Health Technical Director, Maternal Health Task Force
Friday, 8 December 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
6th Floor Auditorium | Wilson Center | Washington, D.C.
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Check out past dialogues in this series.
Photo Credit: United Nations