Maternal Health in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Director: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy
May 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011

U.S. officials have spoken of the need to promote the “3 Ds”—defense, diplomacy, and development—in recognition of the fact that success in places like Afghanistan cannot come through military action alone. One area where the United States has committed to helping that country is public health, especially for women and children. A central element of the U.S. strategy is improving maternal health, which is crucial given that Afghanistan has some of the worst maternal mortality statistics in the world. With the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, this project seeks to improve understanding of how the United States and international organizations can promote better maternal health in Afghanistan, and what larger benefits could result from such improvements in terms of defense, diplomacy, and development.

Working Paper on Maternal Health in Afghanistan

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Measuring Success and Overcoming Challenges

Speakers Mary Ellen StantonUSAID, Susan BrockUSAID Afghanistan, Mary Ellen StantonUSAID, Susan BrockUSAID Afghanistan
Presiders Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations, Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 30, 2011

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The National Midwifery Education Program in Afghanistan: Training Women and Saving Lives

Speakers Linda BartlettJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Linda BartlettJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presiders Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations, Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 7, 2011

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Community-Based Interventions: Improving Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Speakers Denise ByrdJhpiego, Denise ByrdJhpiego
Presiders Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations, Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 25, 2011

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