Join MSH and partners at the 72nd UN General Assembly.
Resilient and Stable: Building Strong Health Systems to Protect Women, Adolescents, and Children
Sponsored by MSH, Global Health Council, Johnson & Johnson, and Syrian American Medical Society.
Monday, September 18, 2017
1:00-1:30 PM Lunch | 1:30-3:30 PM Program
The Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York, New York
Side Event to Acting on the Call Summit 2017
This side event is a civil society meeting on the eve of the 2017 Acting on the Call maternal and child survival event to discuss the important role of civil society organizations in reaching the 2030 targets for the Sustainable Development Goals for women's and children's health.
Please note this event is separately organized and independent of the 2017 Acting on the Call Event. There is no registration fee; however, participants should plan to arrange their own travel and cover costs.
In situations of instability, women and children bear disproportionate consequences, often in silence. The intersection between women’s health and complex settings was seen most recently in the Ebola and Zika emergencies, where health systems were taxed and workforces decimated. In other countries, political instability, migration, and natural disasters have contributed to high levels of violence, infant mortality, and maternal mortality and morbidity.
Recent years have seen global health security emerge as a top priority for the international community. In addition to the human toll of outbreaks, disease – or the threat thereof – also has a significant impact on economic growth and other key development goals. Robust health systems are a critical factor to achieving the eleven Action Packages of the Global Health Security Agenda. But what does this look like in practice, and what are the characteristics of systems that facilitate greater security?
Women and children in low- and middle-income countries often bear a triple burden of ill-health related to pregnancy and childbirth, communicable diseases, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Precious gains in maternal and child health could be lost due to the rapid rise of NCDs worldwide. This event, held in the margins of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, will focus on the tangible results of successful delivery of joint treatment and care. It will also be an opportunity to advance the need to act in multisectoral partnerships for NCDs and women's health.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now ten years from the official end of what some call Africa’s first world war. The transition from conflict to sustainable development is never easy, especially for the poor and most vulnerable. While indicators are improving, DRC’s maternal mortality is still 846 deaths per 100,000 live births. What can be done to end preventable newborn, child, and maternal mortality in DRC?
9:00 AM Mexico City | 10:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM London | 6:00 PM Nairobi | 9:00 PM Dhaka
Listen the webinar recording here.
This one-hour webinar will share innovations – interventions, technologies, and distribution approaches – that have the potential to increase access to and use of misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), the leading cause of maternal death. This webinar will:
Highlight innovative ways that countries are expanding access to and use of misoprostol for PPH
Show how successful innovations can be scaled up for national impact
Strengthening health systems is the most sustainable way of improving health and saving lives on a large scale. For more than 45 years in over 150 countries, MSH has partnered with governments and communities to build strong, locally-led health systems that improve reproductive, maternal, and child health, fight infectious disease, and control chronic illness. MSH builds strong health systems that deliver everything it takes — people, money, medicine, information, and facilities — to prevent disease, treat illness, and empower people to lead healthier lives.
Join us to mark the opening of Mobility International USA’s (MIUSA) Brilliant & Resilient photo exhibit with a panel discussion on how women with disabilities across the globe are working as change agents to empower women and girls with disabilities in their communities.
This is a World Bank Disability-inclusive Development Knowledge Silo Breaker event.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Wheelchair accessible, sign language interpreted.
Join Management Sciences for Health at Women Deliver 2016, immediately following the closing plenary, for a reception recognizing Family Care International's 30 years of advocacy and impact, and celebrating the launch of The FCI Program of MSH.
Join MSH at WD2016 to celebrate the launch of the FCI Program of MSH
Ten years ago, MSH began working in Nigeria to save lives and improve health by strengthening health systems. The 10th year anniversary celebrates the work of MSH and the establishment of its Abuja location.
Investing in strong health systems is imperative to ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths. Please join us for a discussion on the impact and importance of health systems strengthening in advancing maternal, newborn, and child survival around the world.
Join the conversation on Twitter using #SaveMomsandKids and follow MSH's policy handle, @MSHACTS.
Karen Cavanaugh, Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID
Robert Clay, Vice President of Global Health, Save the Children US
The 2014 WHO study published in the Lancet finds that more than one in four maternal deaths globally is caused by pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, HIV, malaria, and obesity; the health impacts of these can be aggravated by pregnancy. Despite how common these conditions are, key policy and strategy documents of leading international maternal health, non-governmental organizations, and UN organizations do not focus much on indirect causes of maternal mortality, except for HIV infection.
Political instability, disease outbreaks, and conflict weaken the systems that protect mothers, babies, and children.
Join us for a discussion with experts from the field, implementing organizations, and representatives of the U.S. government about innovative strategies to end maternal, infant, and child mortality in fragile states.
Join conversation on Twitter using #SaveMomsandKids and follow MSH's policy handle, @MSHACTS.
Blami Dao - Director of Maternal and Newborn Health, Jhpiego
Jesse Hartness - Director of Emergency Health and Nutrition, Save the Children US
International Women's Day 2015 Event
Women and girls experience widespread inequalities in socioeconomic power, education, and gender-based violence, resulting in lack of access to health services (including reproductive health and family planning services), which lead to detrimental health outcomes. For example, every day 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and women and girls face increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.
A Panel Discussion with Ministers of Health
Women and girls experience widespread inequalities in education, socioeconomic power, and gender-based violence, which lead to detrimental health outcomes. This high level panel will highlight the importance of focusing attention on and channeling resources towards improving the status of women’s and girls’ health in developing countries.
Confirmed Speakers Include
Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health, Cote d’Ivoire
Florence Guillaume, Minister of Public Health and Population, Haiti
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International Medical Corps and Management Sciences for Health invite you to a congressional briefing in cooperation with:
Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Donna F. Edwards, Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
Reps. Kristi Noem and Doris O. Matsui, Vice-Chairs Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
Integrated community case management (iCCM) increases access to treatment to those beyond the reach of health facilities and has the potential to more equitably address the three largest causes of child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2000, the use of iCCM to deliver pneumonia, malaria and diarrhea treatments to children under 5 has dramatically increased. It is increasingly being used to treat neonatal infections and child malnutrition.
Join us for a discussion of success and challenges led byDr. Jonathan D. Quick, President and CEO of MSH,with Dr. Felix Mukwampa, Minister of Health,Democratic Republic on Congo,and Dr. Florence Guillaume, Minister of Health, HaitiPlease RSVP to Michelle McCarthy at SDCevents@msh.org by June 3
Please join Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and our partners during these featured events at Women Deliver 2013.SPECIAL EVENTSWomen Deliver and MSH Career FairWe are proud to partner with Women Deliver to host a career fair on Wednesday, May 29.