Investing in healthy women, children and adolescents fulfills the human right to health and well-being and also makes economic sense. The new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health provides a roadmap for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that most contribute to improving health outcomes for women, children and adolescents.
Why does this need our attention?
- The yearly global death toll: 2.6 million stillbirths, 5.9 million deaths in children under the age of five, 1.3 million adolescent deaths, and 305,000 maternal deaths.
- Half of all adolescent births globally occur in just seven countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the United States.
- The number of women in the U.S. who have died from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth has doubled in the past 25 years.
- The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries.
Join us for a Google Hangout to discuss how we can catalyze change for women, children and adolescents in the United States and worldwide.
Deborah Klein Walker, EdD
Vice President, Public Health and Epidemiology Practice
The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health
Nana Taona Kuo, MSc
Senior Manager, Every Woman Every Child Team
Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General
The State of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Presentation of the key findings from Countdown to 2015
Elizabeth Hazel, MHS
Senior Research Associate, Institute for International Programs
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
RMNCAH priorities in the US: Key trends and policy directions
Kay Johnson, MPH, MEd
Chair US HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality
past-chair of APHA’s Maternal and Child Health section; President of Johnson Group
Implementing the Global Strategy: Making the Most of Private Sector Partnerships
Senior Manager, Worldwide Corporate Contributions
Johnson & Johnson
Making Our Contributions Count: The role of advocacy and accountability
Lyndon Haviland, DrPH, MPH
Former APHA Executive Board member; President of Lyndon Haviland & Co.
This event was created in coordination with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.