Radio Podcast: Delivering on the front lines: Maternal health in conflict, post-conflict and emergency situations
Publisher/Organizer: UNICEF, United Nations
Publication date: 2008
NEW YORK, USA, 29 October 2008 – Providing for the needs of pregnant women and mothers in conflict, post-conflict and emergency situations can be a major challenge. During armed conflict, the well-being of women is threatened by physical, sexual and psychological abuse, and vital maternal care services are typically disrupted by the devastation of health infrastructure.
A new podcast discussion, hosted by UNICEF to advance the conversation on maternal health, features three panellists: Sarah Chynoweth of the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children; Etelle Higonnet, who currently works with the Iraq History Project and produced ‘Weapon’, a film about sexual violence in Côte d’Ivoire; and Susan Purdin of the International Rescue Committee.