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 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.
Hosted by MSH and supported by Novo Nordisk, this event will closely examine the growing burden of gestational diabetes and showcase solutions and lessons learned from Ethiopia, Colombia, and Nigeria.
Keynote: Dr. Marleen Temmerman, Director, Dept of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO)
Moderated by: Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, President & CEO, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
RSVP required by May 14
MSH is a founding member of the Massachusetts Global Health Alliance (MGHA) and is excited to share this event.
The Massachusetts Global Health Alliance (MGHA) welcomes Seun Adebiyi. Come hear Seun speak about surviving cancer, founding the Bone Marrow Registry in Nigeria, his global leadership in cancer advocacy, and how he did it all while training for the Olympics.
A program celebrating the 10th anniversary of Management Sciences for Health in Ethiopia.
H.E. Dr Kebede Worku, State Minister of Health, FDRE & MSH- Ethiopia Dr. Abdissa
Dr. Pierre M’Pele-Kilebou, WHO Representative to Ethiopia (invited)
Dr. Solomon Ahmed & Dr Tom Heller, CDC-Ethiopia Dr. Jonathan Quick, CEO & President, MSH Prof Yemane Berhane
Prof Kebede Oli, Internist and cardiologist Dr. Amsalu Bekele, Internist and Chest Physician
Dr. Mathewos Assefa, Internist and Oncologist
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the LIVESTRONG Foundation (LIVESTRONG) are proud to sponsor a Congressional staff study tour to Uganda and Rwanda examining the key elements of the countries’ health systems with a particular focus on how the countries are addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) also known as chronic diseases. Strong health systems are the most sustainable way of improving health and saving lives at large scale. For a health system to address the needs of its people it must:
Join us during UN General Assembly (UNGA) week for a panel discussion with speakers from the NCD, Malaria, TB, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health communities and more!
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Jeanette Vega, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Asst.Administrator, Global Health, US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Charles Nelson, Malaria Consortium Johanna Ralston, Director, NCD Alliance
Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Heart Federation; NCD Alliance Steering Group