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Kaiser Family Foundation Forum: World Progress in Maternal and Child Health, and the Future Role for the U.S.

Kaiser Family Foundation Forum: World Progress in Maternal and Child Health, and the Future Role for the U.S.

This Kaiser Family Foundation forum examined the evolving U.S. role in improving global maternal, newborn, and child health as well as global progress toward reducing child and maternal mortality by 2015. Held on May 24, 2010, the forum involved Jennifer Klein, senior advisor on global women’s issues at the U.S. Department of State; Flavia Bustreo, director, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, World Health Organization; Ana Langer, president, EngenderHealth; Christopher J.L. Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington; and Jen Kates, vice president and director of Global Health Policy and HIV, Kaiser Family Foundation. Foundation Executive Vice President Diane Rowland moderated the discussion.

At the forum, the Foundation released a report on the U.S. role in improving global maternal, newborn, and child health that provides an overview of international efforts and offers a detailed look at the U.S. government’s response to date and the heightened focus placed on these issues by the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative. The Foundation also issued two related fact sheets examining the U.S. role in maternal, newborn, and child health and in family planning and reproductive health.

Related Materials:

Jen Kates’ Slides (.pdf)

 

Event Date

May 24, 2010