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Global Maternal Health Conference 2013

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Moderator: Naomi Lince, Ibis Reproductive Health

Maternal health policies for Uganda: Young leader’s perspectives
Kaviri Ali, Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

Adolescents are often a missed population and this session aimed to address opportunities in this field. From Uganda, Ali described the Young Leaders Thinktank which aimed to interact with policy makers and programs to include the interest of Uganda’s younger generation.

Empowering girls: A powerful entry point for lifelong sexual, reproductive, and maternal health
Konjit Worku, Pathfinder International Ethiopia
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In Ethiopia, Worku described the Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment Project, providing scholarships for education to reduce early marriage and pregnancy.

Discussing social-cultural dimensions of teenage pregnancy in Meghalaya, India
Aruna Bhattacharya, Public Health Foundation of India
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Bhattacharya described work in India investigating the reasons behind adolescent pregnancy.

How does adolescent childbearing impact school continuation rates, human capital accumulation, and productivity? A review of the evidence
Rachel Silverman, Center for Global Development
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Silverman shared results of a meta analysis on socioeconomic consequences of teenage pregnancy, finding that causality, differing impacts and the impact on non-socioeconomic consequences must be further investigated.