CFR Symposium on Rethinking Maternal Health

Director: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health
June 12, 2008 - June 12, 2008

In 2006, CFR senior fellows Isobel Coleman and Laurie Garrett launched the CFR Maternal Health program to raise awareness and suggest policies that would help improve maternal survival worldwide. With the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the CFR Maternal Health program convened a symposium on June 11 and 12, 2008, in Washington, DC, and New York entitled, “Rethinking Maternal Health.” The symposium examined issues surrounding maternal health in the context of U.S. foreign assistance. A summary, transcripts, and audio recordings of the symposium are available below.

Summary of sessions 1 - 3 (PDF)

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

“No Woman, No Cry”: A Film Screening and Conversation on Maternal Health

Speakers:

Christy Turlington Burns, CARE Maternal Health Advocate and Director, “No Woman, No Cry”, Susan Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, BRAC USA, Anika Rahman, President, Americans for UNFPA

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
June 2, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Symposium ⁄ New York

CFR Symposium: Rethinking Maternal Health - Session 1

Speakers:

Brian Brink, International Women's Health Coalition, Nils Daulaire, President and CEO, Global Health Council, Sheila Tlou, Member of Parliament and Former Minister of Health, Botswana

Presider:

Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
June 12, 2008 9:45-11:00 a.m.

This meeting is on the record.

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Symposium ⁄ New York

CFR Symposium: Rethinking Maternal Health - Session 2

Speakers:

Paul Fife, Director of the Global Health and AIDS Department, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Walter Traub Gwenigale, Minister for Health & Social Welfare, Liberia, Purnima Mane, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund

Presider:

Ann Starrs, President, Family Care International
June 12, 2008 - June 20, 2008 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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Symposium

CFR Symposium: Rethinking Maternal Health - Session 3

Moderator:

Isobel Coleman
June 12, 2008 12:15-2:00 p.m.

This meeting is on the record.

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