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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
The Leadership Studio, 10th Floor Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston
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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.
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
Marissa Miley, Deputy Editor, Global Health, The GroundTruth Project
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