CFR Symposium on Rethinking Maternal Health

Director: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health
June 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

Meeting

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

Speakers Christy Turlington BurnsCARE Maternal Health Advocate and Director, “No Woman, No Cry”, Susan DavisPresident and Chief Executive Officer, BRAC USA, Anika RahmanPresident, Americans for UNFPA, Christy Turlington BurnsCARE Maternal Health Advocate and Director, “No Woman, No Cry”, Susan DavisPresident and Chief Executive Officer, BRAC USA, Anika RahmanPresident, Americans for UNFPA
Presiders Isobel ColemanSenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Isobel ColemanSenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
June 2, 2010

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR Symposium: Rethinking Maternal Health - Session 1

Speakers Brian BrinkInternational Women's Health Coalition, Nils DaulairePresident and CEO, Global Health Council, Sheila TlouMember of Parliament and Former Minister of Health, Botswana, Brian BrinkInternational Women's Health Coalition, Nils DaulairePresident and CEO, Global Health Council, Sheila TlouMember of Parliament and Former Minister of Health, Botswana
Presiders Laurie GarrettSenior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, Laurie GarrettSenior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
June 12, 2008 9:45–11:00 a.m.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR Symposium: Rethinking Maternal Health - Session 2

Speakers Paul FifeDirector of the Global Health and AIDS Department, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Walter Traub GwenigaleMinister for Health & Social Welfare, Liberia, Purnima ManeDeputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, Paul FifeDirector of the Global Health and AIDS Department, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Walter Traub GwenigaleMinister for Health & Social Welfare, Liberia, Purnima ManeDeputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
Presiders Ann StarrsPresident, Family Care International, Ann StarrsPresident, Family Care International
June 12, 2008 - June 20, 2008 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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CFR Symposium: Rethinking Maternal Health - Session 3

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

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