Reaching the Last 25 Percent: Saving the lives of women and newborns through a life cycle approach

January 19, 2016 - 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Birdsall Conference Center | 2055 L St, NW; Washington, DC 20036

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.

This event will look at how governments, civil society, and the private sector in low- and middle-income countries are looking at noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with a focus on gestational diabetes to address maternal mortality and morbidity through health policies, program implementation, new local practices, and integrated service delivery.

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WELCOME

  • Catharine Taylor,  Vice President, Health Programs Group, Management Sciences for Health

12:30-12:45PM: KEYNOTE

  • Anil Kapur, Chairman, World Diabetes Foundation

12:45-2:15PM: PANEL 1 - EXPLORATION OF MULTISECTORAL INTEGRATION OF NCDs IN MATERNAL HEALTH

  • Catharine Taylor, Vice President, Health Programs Group, Management Sciences for Health (moderator)
  • Anil Kapur, Chairman, World Diabetes Foundation
  • Susan Papp, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Women Deliver
  • Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, Specialist in Global Health, Congressional Research Service
  • Jeffrey Sturchio, President & CEO, Rabin Martin

2:30-4:00PM: PANEL 2 - EXAMPLES OF NCD INTEGRATION IN MATERNAL HEALTH

  • Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council (moderator)
  • Lindy Fenlason, Pediatrician and Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Zipporah Kpamor, Nigeria Country Representative, Management Sciences for Health
  • Heather White, NCD Technical Advisor, Population Services International

4:15PM: CALL TO ACTION

  • Join us in calling for the inclusion of gestational diabetes screenings in antenatal care packages in low- and middle-income countries

 

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