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Think Differently: Fresh Evidence on Innovations for Healthy Women, Newborns and Children

Organized by Concern Worldwide, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Think Differently

Fresh Evidence on Innovations for Healthy Women, Newborns and Children

November 9, 2016
11:45 am – 4:45 pm (with lunch)

Followed by a networking reception from 4:45 – 6:00 pm 

District Architecture Center
421 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Close to all Metro lines; Gallery Place or Metro Center stations

RSVP NOW

Join Concern Worldwide, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., and other experts on the frontlines of delivery and design to learn about new and creative ways to improve maternal, newborn and child health in some of the most resource-challenged parts of the world. The forum will convene practitioners from NGOs, foundations, government and the private sector to spotlight promising interventions and strategies that are removing barriers to care and preventing needless deaths.

Thought leaders will share lessons learned from the field on how community engagement can drive better health; what it takes to accelerate adoption; and whether human-centered design can improve outcomes and effectiveness. Speakers, along with those from Concern Worldwide and JSI, will include:

Dr. Wendy Taylor, USAID
Eric Sarriot, Save the Children
Koki Agarwal, Jhpiego and USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program
Kate Somers, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Donna McCarraher, FHI 360
Beth Skorochod, Population Services International (PSI)
Ledia Andrawes, ThinkPlace
Sandhya Rao, impactXdesign

The half-day event marks the culmination of Concern Worldwide’s Innovations for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, an eight-year initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that ends this year. The project piloted nine innovations in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to improve the survival and health of women, newborns and children. Concern Worldwide and our research and evaluation partner, JSI, will share results from the pilots and provide opportunities to hear from other innovation leaders on what’s needed to accelerate impact and move the field forward.

Seating is limited.

RSVP now to reserve your spot.

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Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: Enhancing Women’s Economic Participation by Improving Women’s Health and Well-Being

Healthy Women, Healthy Economies:
Enhancing Women’s Economic Participation by Improving Women’s Health and Well-Being

Women Deliver 2016

May 17, 2016
10:30am UTC+1
Room B3-3, The Bella Center

RSVP to Dr. Sarbani Chakraborty, Senior Director, Global Public Policy, Merck

The United Nations includes targets for both women’s health and empowerment in its Sustainable Development Goals. The Healthy Women, Healthy Economies initiative connects these two goals, exploring how improving women’s health and well-being can expand their economic participation and empowerment.

Join an engaging discussion that will focus on how improving women’s health and well-being can expand their economic participation, and the role of various policy and program solutions, including public-private partnerships, in addressing these complex issues.

Panelists will include:

Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
Leslie Mancuso, President & CEO, Jhpiego
Susan Herbert, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and Strategy, Merck
Helen Scott, Executive Director, Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn Child Health
Yemurai Nyoni, Women Deliver Youth Leader (moderator)

Learn more about Healthy Women, Healthy Economies here.
More info about the concurrent sessions at Women Deliver here.

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