World Health Assembly 2012

21-26 MAY 2012 | GENEVA

Agenda for Briefing Born Too Soon


Moderator: Dr Richard Horton, Editor, the Lancet

8:00 - 8:02 Welcome, Dr Carole Presern, Director, PMNCH

8:02 - 8:05 Meeting our challenge to improve women’s and children’s health, Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General FWC, WHO

8:05 - 8:15 Born Too Soon: Silent barrier to progress, Dr Joy Lawn, Saving Newborn Lives

8:15 - 8:20 Country case study: Malawi, Dr Charles Mansambo, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health, Malawi on behalf of H.E. Dr Kumbo Kachali, Vice President and Minister of Health, Malawi

8:20 - 8:25 Country case study: China, Dr Chen Zhu Minister of Health, People's Republic of China

8:25 – 8:28 Civil society efforts to address preterm births, Dr Jose Michel, Director of Health for the Bolivian Red Cross

8:28 – 8:30 Addressing preterm births: a key component of child survival, Dr Ariel Pablos-Mendes, Assistant Administrator for Global Health USAID

8:30 – 9:20 Discussion

9:25 - 9:30 Summary, Closing comments, Dr Richard Horton, Editor, the Lancet