Event Recap | After Mexico City and Before Copenhagen: Keeping Our Promise to Mothers and Newborns

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By: Haodan "Heather" Chen, Intern, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program

The Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference gathered more than 1,000 policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates from all over the world to discuss existing challenges in reaching under-served women and practical solutions. “Quality, integration, and equity” were the primary themes. This spring, the Women Deliver conference will continue the conversation in Copenhagen. What’s needed to carry on momentum? What lessons have been learned? Where do we go next? read more

Breaking the Silence on Failures to Reduce Maternal Deaths

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By: Priya Agrawal, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

When it comes to maternal and newborn health, we are often loath to share information about “failed” efforts. We need a culture shift that recognizes that failure is our “first attempt in learning,” and that those learnings can help save women’s and newborns’ lives… read more