Saving Mothers, Giving Life: A Year of Results and Lessons Learned

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Approximately 800 women die while giving life every day.

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: A Year of Results and Lessons Learned

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

On January 9, 2014, global health leaders and policymakers convened at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center for an event on the first phase results and lessons learned from Saving Mothers, Giving Life.

The event featured remarks from USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, who both lauded the initiative’s progress and highlighted the importance of goal-driven partnerships. These speeches were complemented by two detailed panel discussions moderated by CSIS leaders Janet Fleischman and J. Stephen Morrison, respectively.

The first panel drew attention to specific country-level interventions and successes, with in-depth presentations from Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, Director General of the Uganda Ministry of Health, and Dr. Caroline Phiri, Director of Maternal and Child Health at the Zambia Ministry of Community Development.

The second panel included representatives from the U.S. government — Tracy Carson, Senior Advisor for Policy at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Robert Clay, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID — as well as Merck for Mothers Lead Dr. Naveen Rao to discuss the importance of partnership at a global level.

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: A Year of Results and
Lessons Learned — Panel 1

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: A Year of Results and
Lessons Learned — Panel 2