Innovation, Partnerships, and the Next Chapter in Women and Children’s Health


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Consultation Session at the Global Health Council

Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Global Health Council, United Nations Foundation
Event dates: 15 June 2010
Venue: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC

Women and children are central to development, yet efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) relating to their health have fallen short of expectations. The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a global effort to accelerate progress on women's and children's health through the development of a Global Strategy.

The Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health builds on existing agreements and commitments, and challenges all actors to intensify their efforts to improve the health of women and children and achieve the health-related MDGs.

This consultation session at the Global Health Council Conference introduced the Global Strategyand invitde comments from a wide range of partners, including governments, UN, NGOs, health care professionals, donors and the private sector


Flavia Bustreo, Director, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Scott Ratzan, Vice President, Global Health, Government Affairs & Policy, J&J and Co-Chair of the Innovation Group for The Joint Action Plan
David Aylward, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance
Martha Newsome, Senior Director, Global Health, World Vision International