Improving Maternal Health through Universal Health Coverage
With maternal mortality and other women’s health targets among those lagging furthest behind in the soon-to-expire Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), new thinking is needed to better address gender-based health inequities. At the same time, universal health coverage is expected to figure prominently in any post-MDG development framework. Evidence from Afghanistan, Mexico, Rwanda, and Thailand demonstrates the potential of universal health coverage to improve women’s health outcomes and equity, while offering vital insights about how to strengthen the design, implementation, and measurement of universal health coverage schemes elsewhere.
Maternal health and universal health coverage must be a shared agenda reflected in both national- and global-level efforts, particularly in the context of an emerging post-2015 development framework. Join us for a dialogue about these increasingly critical issues.
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- Dr. Ana Langer: Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Harvard University; Director, Women and Health Initiative and Maternal Health Task Forc
- Dr. Jonathan Quick: President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health
- Jacqueline Mahon: Senior Policy Advisor on Global Health and Health Systems, United Nations Population Fund
- Post-2015: What’s next for maternal health?
- Improving Women’s Health through Universal Health Coverage
- Why Universal Health Coverage Is a Women’s Issue: Dr. Jono Quick at Women Deliver 2013
- Blog Series: Post-2015 Maternal Mortality Goal Setting
- Global Sustainability and Resilience Program
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