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A Hopeful Future: How We Can End Preventable Deaths of Moms and Kids Worldwide
October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Organized by Save the Children Action Network (SCAN)
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The University of Washington (William Foege Building)
3720 15th Ave NE, Room S060
Since 1990, the world has reduced mortality rates for children under 5 by more than one-half. The U.S. government, through both Republican and Democratic administrations, has led this international effort to provide developing countries tool to care for their children – often with simple, proven and inexpensive interventions that address leading causes of death, such as diarrhea and pneumonia.
Building on those gains, in 2014 the U.S. declared ending preventable children and maternal deaths around the world a national priority. But where do we go from here? What can we do to transform these words from a commitment into a reality?
Learn from an expert panel what are the current maternal and child health needs around the world, what the U.S. has done thus far to improve the health and well-being of these women and children, and what can be done to truly end all preventable deaths of mothers, infants and young children.