November 10, 2015

This reception will feature brief remarks by John Yanulis, program director of USAID Mikolo, Jonathan Quick, president and CEO of Management Sciences for Health, and Madagascar's minister of health, Prof. Mamy L. Andriamanarivo. The keynote address will be given by first lady of Madagascar, Mrs. Vohangy Rajaonarimampianina. Learn more about USAID Mikolo

November 06, 2015

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. RSVP Now Speakers Blami Dao - Director of Maternal and Newborn Health, Jhpiego  Jesse Hartness - Director of Emergency Health and Nutrition, Save the Children US

October 28, 2015

More than half the world’s population is now urban, and more than a quarter of the 100 fastest-growing cities are in Africa. Though urbanization is often associated with improved health, African cities are struggling to cope with the demands of growing populations. Poor women and children in African cities are the least likely socioeconomic groups to have access to preventive health services. Child mortality among the urban poor is double the rate of the wealthiest urban residents.


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