Measuring the Progress on Maternal and Child Mortality: Data, alternative methods, and findings; May 24, 2010 in Washington DC

By Maggie Sullivan Moderator | 14 May, 2010

9:30-11am: KKF Policy Forum
The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a policy forum to look at the progress in reaching MDGs 4 and 5, and the evolving U.S. role in improving maternal and child health in developing countries. The expert panel discussion will include 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 will moderate.
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11:15-5pm: Symposium
The symposium will bring together key maternal and child health experts to discuss the most recent studies on maternal and child and mortality and the policy implications for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for reducing child and maternal deaths by 2015. IHME’s latest study on child mortality will be published in The Lancet the same day. The symposium will be moderated by The Lancet Editor-in-Chief Richard Horton and will feature two panels, one focused on maternal mortality and the other on child mortality. Speakers include maternal and child health experts such as: Diego Bassani, Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto;
Ties Boerma, WHO; Ed Bos, World Bank; Trevor Croft, ICF Macro; Amanda Glassman, Inter-American Development Bank; Alan Lopez, University of Queensland; Rafael Lozano, IHME and former General Director of Health Information at the Ministry of Health in Mexico; Christopher JL Murray, IHME; Kenji Shibuya, University of Tokyo.
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