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

Quality, Not Quantity of Care for Maternal and Child Health

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By: Sean Peoples, Multimedia Producer, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program

“It’s not about counting how many times a mother interacts with antenatal services or comes to the facility. But it’s what happens in these encounters that matters,” said Dr. Mariam Claeson, the director of maternal newborn and child health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in last week’s podcast from the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative. Listen to the full podcast and read more highlights from last month’s dialogue on maintaining our momentum in maternal and newborn health…read more