Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Women Deliver 2010 & Countdown to 2015

Washington D.C., USA
7-9 June 2010

A joint conference of the "Countdown to 2015: tracking progress on maternal, newborn and child survival" and "Women Deliver" will be held in Washington D.C., 7-9 June 2010.

A multi-partner initiative, the "Countdown to 2015" produces and analyzes the most recent data available to report on the achievement of MDGs 4 & 5 in 68 priority countries that account for 97% of maternal and child deaths.

The "Countdown" partners include more than 20 UN agencies -- including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) -- as well as a number of NGOs, institutes, and donor agencies. The 2010 edition of the Countdown report will be presented at the conference.

The theme of the "Women Deliver" conference is "Delivering solutions for girls and women," with a focus on political, economic, social/cultural, and technological solutions.

The joint conference will bring together experts and creative thinkers in maternal and child health, human rights, gender, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and other sectors to highlight the importance of investing in women and children to achieve the MDGs.