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A Hopeful Future: How We Can End Preventable Deaths of Moms and Kids Worldwide

Organized by Save the Children Action Network (SCAN)

October 19
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The University of Washington (William Foege Building)
3720 15th Ave NE, Room S060
Seattle, WA


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.

From Advocacy to Action: Advancing Health at Community and National levels

Organized by Health Information and Publications Network (HIPNet)

September 13
2.00 PM – 4.30 PM
ICRW, 1120 20th Street NW, Suite 500N
Washington, DC

(This event will be live-streamed)

Join HIPNet as they host speakers from three organizations who will share successes and lessons learned on preparing and disseminating  advocacy campaigns. They’ll reveal the “secret sauce” that makes policymakers pay attention and take action in the U.S. and abroad, show their creative and eye-catching communications campaigns, and share how their advocacy work has moved the needle on issues that matter.

Speakers will include:

1) Stephanie Bowen, Director of Strategic Communication, White Ribbon Alliance

2) Amanda Livingstone, Advocacy and Programs Manager, White Ribbon Alliance

3) Jill Carney, Associate Director of Government Relations, Save the Children Action Network

4) Harshi Hettige, Communication Officer, Advance Family Planning