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Putting Mothers and Babies First: Benefits Across a Lifetime

May 21 @ 3:48 pm EDT

The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites you to attend:

PUTTING MOTHERS AND BABIES FIRST: Benefits Across a Lifetime
Presented in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project and GlobalPost

Thursday, February 26, 2015
12:30-1:30pm ET
The Leadership Studio, 10th Floor Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

Please RSVP to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

One of the smartest investments a society can make is to foster the health and education of its mothers. Healthy mothers raise healthier children, which boosts the productivity and stability of communities and economies. Yet, maternal mortality remains a terrible and disproportionate reality, particularly in developing countries, where 99 percent of all maternal deaths occur. These deaths put the lives of infants and older children at risk. Traditional approaches address the needs of mothers and children separately, but growing efforts are breaking down those silos — embracing the continuum of mother and child health in the hopes of providing more effective care and resources. The hoped-for result? Health benefits to mothers, children and their families across their lifetimes.

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS

     Ana Langer, Director of the Maternal Health Task Force

     Alicia Yamin, Director of the Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights

     Joy Riggs-Perla, Director — Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children

     Kirsten Gagnaire, Executive Director of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action

MODERATOR

     Marissa Miley, Deputy Editor, Global Health, The GroundTruth Project

 

ASK THE EXPERT PARTICIPANTS

Submit your comments to the Community Discussion page.

PARTICIPATE DURING THE LIVE WEBCAST

Join the live comments, which will be featured on The Forum’s PUTTING MOTHERS AND BABIES FIRST web page.

 

We’ll also be live-Tweeting from @ForumHSPH. Tweet your questions and comments using the hashtag #mothersbabiesfirst.

The Forum will accommodate as many questions as we can during a limited Q&A. If time does not allow for us to ask your question, we encourage you to continue the conversation by posting comments on our website at ForumHSPH.org.

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
3:48 pm UTC-4