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“Saving Mothers, Giving Life”: Lessons Learned from the 5-Year Partnership

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies

June 21
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC

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(This event will be webcast live)

On Thursday, June 21 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center will host a public event to highlight lessons learned from the 5-year Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) initiative. SMGL is a public-private partnership to dramatically reduce maternal and newborn mortality in sub-Saharan African countries, namely Zambia, Uganda, and Nigeria. SMGL was unique in the way it brought together partners across U.S. Government health programs and agencies, as well as external partners and host governments to focus on a singular goal. The event will feature a presentation of the outcomes of 5 years of SMGL programming and highlight the successes and challenges of the innovative partnership. Speakers will include representatives from the SMGL Leadership Council and country governments. Stay tuned for more information on speakers and registration.

Welcome & Opening Remarks: Sara M. Allinder, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

Presentation of Outcomes: Mitchell Wolfe, Acting Director, Washington Office, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Panel 1: Partner Country Experiences
1) Jane Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda
2) Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Zambia
3) Inyang Asibong, Commissioner for Health, Cross River State, Nigeria

Moderated by: Janet Fleischman, Senior Associate, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

Panel 2: Reflections from SMGL Leadership Council Partners
1) 
Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
2) Doug Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Project C.U.R.E.
3) Herbert Peterson, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Past President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Moderated by: Sara M. Allinder, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

Panel 3: U.S. Government Reflections on SMGL and Global Health Partnerships
1) 
Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
2) Alma Crumm Golden, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
3) Ambassador Mark Storella, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to Zambia (2010-2013)

Moderated by: Janet Fleischman, Senior Associate, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

Details

Date:
June 21
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Center for Strategic and International Studies
2nd Floor Conference Center, 1616 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, DC 22036 United States
Website:
http://csis.org/

Organizer

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Website:
https://www.csis.org/