New leadership group announced to spearhead drive against maternal mortality I was delighted to represent the MHTF at a meeting recently organized by Sarah Brown, wife of UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at which a range of individuals and organizations participated in discussing strategies for the Maternal Mortality Campaign that Mrs. Brown is leading. As … Continue reading “High Level Leadership Group Announced”
Welcome to the Maternal Health Task Force Online! This space will function as a primary means of communication with MHTF advisors, colleagues, and friends as well as a way for you to provide input into the Task Force and participate in its activities. I will regularly post updates on the work of the MHTF and … Continue reading “Hello & Welcome to the MHTF Online”
Launching the Maternal Health Task Force: Reaching Consensus on the Draft Terms of Reference, February 17 & 18, Washington, DC I am pleased to report that the launch phase of the Maternal Health Task Force is complete and its work is now underway. You can now download a report of our launch meeting(PDF, 60kb) held … Continue reading “Launch Meeting Report”
EngenderHealth Announces the Director of the Maternal Health Task Force – Ann K. Blanc, Ph.D. – After a thorough search for the new Director of the MHTF that attracted an amazing array of high quality candidates, EngenderHealth is thrilled to announce that Dr. Ann Blanc has accepted the position. The official press release describes Ann’s … Continue reading “Appointment of MHTF Director”
There is encouraging momentum underway around the world to accelerate progress toward improving maternal health, one of the most neglected challenges in global public health. I am pleased to report that, through the generosity of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a new initiative is being formed to build on that momentum by invigorating and catalyzing our collective efforts to save women’s lives.