WEBCAST: Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health on Integrating HIV/AIDS and Maternal Health Services – First in a Series

3 DECEMBER 2009 | WASHINGTON DC

Organizer: Maternal Health Task Force, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative
Event dates: 3 December 2009, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Venue: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC



Join a live webcast on through the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the first event of the series on Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health on Integrating HIV/AIDS and Maternal Health Services.

Integrating HIV/AIDS and maternal health services not only improves HIV/AIDS and reproductive health outcomes, but increases program efficiencies, strengthens health systems, and saves money. However, many barriers remain to effective integration.

  • Dr. Claudes Kamenga, senior director of technical support and research utilization at Family Health International, will define “integration” and outline the benefits of linking these health services.
  • Michele Moloney-Kitts, assistant coordinator at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will describe the donor and policy perspective.
  • Harriet Birungi, a program associate with the Population Council in Kenya, will discuss her work with adolescents and the practical challenges and opportunities of executing integration in the field.
About the Maternal Health Policy Series

The reproductive and maternal health community finds itself at a critical point, drawing increased attention and funding, but still confronting more than a half million deaths each year and a high unmet need for family planning. Over the next year, this Policy Dialogue series will seek to galvanize the community by focusing on important--and in some cases controversial--issues within the maternal health community, such as the impact of maternal health on economic development and maternal health among refugee and IDP populations.

The Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative is pleased to announce this series with its co-conveners, the Maternal Health Task Force and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and is grateful to USAID’s Bureau for Global Health for further technical assistance. We look forward to a dynamic set of events featuring innovative case studies, new research, and policy options.

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