Women Deliver 2013 Conference Registration

Side Events and Receptions

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Events are taking place on:
Monday, 27 May 2013
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Friday, 31 May 2013

MONDAY, 27 MAY 2013

8:00-13:00Postabortion Care Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting 
(Mandarin Hotel)

The Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium and partner organizations will provide technical updates and make recommendations for PAC beyond the MDGs. This interactive meeting will focus on expanding access to youth friendly PAC services, misoprostol for PAC, and strategies for scaling-up PAC. All international program implementers, policymakers, advocates, and researchers are invited to join us.

For information or to RSVP: jmitchell@pathfinder.org
7:45-16:30Pre-eclampsia 2013: A Global Symposium (Mandarin Hotel, Emerald Room)

This symposium is designed for ministers of health, health managers and administrators, physicians, pharmacists, midwives, nurses, politicians and patient advocates committed to decreasing the global burden of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity related to pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Interactive panel and group activities will include discussion of the WHO pre-eclampsia and eclampsia recommendations, implementation strategies, global commodity issues, quality indicators and current research initiatives.

For information or to RSVP please click here.
9:00-17:00Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention

Global Health Strategies and partner organizations will convene a meeting to build increased support for the uptake of HPV vaccines, screening tools, and cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs. The forum will bring together global cervical cancer prevention leaders, advocates, academics, and policymakers for an informative, consensus-building conversation to share best practices and advocacy tools, highlight early adopters, and explore innovative financing options for the rollout of new technologies.

For information or to RSVP: http://www.cervicalcancerforum.org/
9:00-17:00Postpartum Family Planning Technical Meeting (406/407)

Organised by the USAID-funded Maternal Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)

For the first time, the PPFP community will hold its annual technical meeting outside of Washington, DC in order to open up opportunities for more colleagues from the field to join. The MCHIP Family Planning team and partners will host a compelling day of presentations and discussions of technical updates and on-the-ground implementation of postpartum family planning programs. The day will include plenary sessions, a marketplace and panel presentations.

For information or to RSVP: esasser@jhpiego.net
9:00-17:00Scaling up family planning and maternal and child health programs: Focusing on gender integration, policy implementation, and measurement (Intercontinental Hotel)

Coordinated by the USAID-funded Gender, Policy and Measurement Program, organised by the Health Policy Project and MEASURE Evaluation.

Gender integration, policy development, and measurement are critical to successful and sustainable scale-up of family planning and maternal, neonatal and child health interventions. Interactive panel discussions, presentations, and working groups will provide participants an opportunity to acquire and apply innovative skills and knowledge in these three important components of scale-up.

For information or to RSVP: rkiesel@futuresgroup.com
9:30-12:30In our hands: Successful strategies to prioritize essential maternal health supplies (403/404)

Organised by Population Action International and PATH

The Maternal Health Supplies Working Group and Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition-Maternal Health Supplies Caucus will bring together global and national advocates and programme implementers in an interactive forum to network, strategise and exchange ideas for elevating maternal health supplies onto leading health agendas. Successful advocacy case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America will be highlighted. This meeting is open to the public.

For information or to RSVP: maternalhealthsupplies@path.org
10:00-16:00Emergency Contraception: New Research Findings, Programmatic Updates, and Advocacy Strategies (410)

Organised by The International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC) and HRA Pharma.

Access to emergency contraception (EC) globally is extremely uneven. This session will bring together advocates, researchers, pharmaceutical representatives, and other leaders in the field to discuss expanding efforts to ensure access to EC globally, with a focus on developing countries. It will include panel presentations with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

For information or to RSVP: srich@fcimail.org
12:00-16:00From Dialogue to Action on Safe Abortion: A Global Technical Exchange (Opal and Pearl Room at the Mandarin Hotel)

Organised by Ipas, IPPF ,Pathfinder International, VSI, Marie Stopes International and Population Council.

This meeting is open to any interested Women Deliver conference participant who supports women’s right to abortion and will work to ensure access to and delivery of safe abortion for all women who seek it. Pre-registration is required. The focus of this meeting is in-depth discussion and recommendations on abortion stigma, access to misoprostol for abortion at the community level and practical advocacy strategies.

For information or to RSVP: techmeeting@ipas.org
15:00-17:00Misoprostol for managing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) (404)

Organised by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics & Gynuity Health Projects.

This session will present the current evidence and new international guidelines on misoprostol for the prevention and treatment of PPH, the leading cause of maternal death. Join us to share your experiences and learn of the innovative strategies being evaluated for making PPH management a reality at the community level. To view the flyer, please click here.

For information or to RSVP: Upeka@figo.org
13:30-18:00Healthy Birthing: A Forum for Indigenous & Remote Projects and Those Who Serve Them (Hotel Melia, Palma de Mallorca Room)

Organised by the Global Force for Healing

Our purpose is to connect global grassroots projects to improve maternal health and education regarding healthy birthing. We welcome members of indigenous or remote communities with little/no access to safe birthing services and education. Join us also if you have a model to share or would like to partner with others to create one.

For information or to RSVP: kay@globalforceforhealing.org
13:30-18:00Healthy Birthing: A Forum for Indigenous & Remote Projects and Those Who Serve Them (Hotel Melia, Palma de Mallorca Room)

Organised by the Global Force for Healing

Our purpose is to connect global grassroots projects to improve maternal health and education regarding healthy birthing. We welcome members of indigenous or remote communities with little/no access to safe birthing services and education. Join us also if you have a model to share or would like to partner with others to create one.

For information or to RSVP: kay@globalforceforhealing.org
14:00-17:00Girls Not Brides Partnership Meeting

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage meeting for members, partners, interested organisations and supporters will provide an opportunity to network and to discuss the work being done to address child marriage. The meeting will explore the links between child marriage and women and girls’ health, and other issues critical to the empowerment of women and girls, including education and human rights. Participants will also learn more about the work of the Partnership and discuss its vision for addressing child marriage over the coming two years. Due to limited space, there is a restricted number of places available.

For information or to RSVP: info@GirlsNotBrides.org
14:00-17:00HIV Treatment Optimization and Women's Rights and Empowerment: Making the Connection (307/308/309)

Organised by the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

This session will highlight models of women’s rights and community-based HIV and SRH service delivery that should be seen as essential components of the HIV treatment optimisation agenda. Participants will explain how these programmes work, how much they cost, and their impact on treatment initiation and adherence at the community level.

For information or to RSVP: julia@thefremontcenter.org
19:00-21:00WomenDeliver+SocialGood (401/402)

ORGANISED BY: United Nations Foundation, Mashable, 92nd Street Y, United Nations Development Programme, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Brought to you by the Social Good Summit partners, WomenDeliver+SocialGood will bring together social entrepreneurs and new media connectors around the world with the leaders who are shaping policies and programmes around women’s health and economic empowerment. 

TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2013

7:00-8:15Citizen Voice and Action (Room 304)

Organised by World Vision Indonesia

Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) is a local level advocacy methodology that transforms the dialogue between communities and government in order to improve services, which impact the daily lives of children and their families. The goal of CVA is to improve the accessibility and quality of public services, including health maternal /child health service. Through collaborative, non-confrontational dialogue between service users, government and providers, users are empowered to monitor and seek accountability for service delivery and to take collective responsibility for services. CVA is based on the view that each citizen has the right to hold to account his/her government for fulfilling its commitments. 

For more info or to RSVP: asteria_taruliasi_aritonang@wvi.org
7:00-8:30Getting to FP2020: Evidence Gaps and Research Priorities
(Room 309)

ORGANISED BY: Population Council

In December 2012, a group of bilateral, multilateral, and private funders came together to discuss the need for more research to better inform FP2020 efforts and fill critical knowledge gaps. During this breakfast panel, representatives from that meeting will join researchers and policymakers to discuss immediate and long-term strategies to generate evidence needed to achieve the goals of FP2020. All are welcome.


• Jill Keesbury, Alliance for Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (moderator)
• Ian Askew, Population Council
• Patricia MacDonald, USAID
• Thoai Ngo, Marie Stopes International
• Marleen Temmerman, World Health Organization
7:00-8:30Ipas Global Trainers’ Network and Partners Breakfas
(Room 405)


Ipas is inviting our Global Trainers’ Network (GTN) members and strategic partners to join us for a networking and information-sharing breakfast conversation. By invitation only.

For information: gtn@ipas.org 
7:00-8:30Reaching Mom on her Mobile Phone: Getting critical health messages across in low resource settings (404)

ORGANISED BY: United Nations Foundation, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), and mHealth Alliance

Effective behavior change communication is a critical factor to reducing maternal and child mortality. With over 1 billion women owning mobile phones in low and middle income countries, there is an opportunity to reach new and expectant mothers directly with critical health messages. MAMA and the mHealth Alliance will lead a panel discussion showcasing innovative ways that mobile technology is helping provide mothers with information they need to make smart decisions about her and her newborn's health. Panelists will share practical learnings on localizing content and addressing sensitive topics such as HIV and family planning. 
7:00-8:30Training New Obstetricians for Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Reduction in sub-Saharan Africa

ORGANISED BY: University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

We will begin with a look at how over 150 obstetricians/gynaecologists (OBGYNs) were trained and retained in Ghana, and their impact. Next, we’ll review a report from the FIGO side session – The Public Health Impact of Training Physicians to Become OBGYNs in SSA. We will conclude with an open mike portion to discuss this and other examples. Coffee will be provided. 
7:00-8:30Young People, Sex and Relationships: Reproductive Health Matters Breakfast Briefing (403)

ORGANISED BY: Reproductive Health Matters

A breakfast briefing to launch RHM’s latest journal issue “Young People, Sex and Relationships”, and discuss future plans. By invitation only.

For information: lfiner@rhmjournal.org.uk

18:30-20:30Achieving Maternal and Child Health with Results-Based Financing: The Results (302)


A presentation and discussion about the initial results from the World Bank-managed Health Results Innovation Trust Fund portfolio of projects, which aim to accelerate progress on maternal and child health through results-based financing (RBF) approaches.

For information or to RSVP: jsibanda@worldbank.org
18:30-21:30Celebrating Youth at Women Deliver (405)

ORGANISED BY: Sponsored by Ipas, Pathfinder International, Women Deliver, Population Services International, HIV Young Leaders Fund, Advocates for Youth and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, with support from the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, International Center for Research on Women, Save the Children, the Youth Health and Rights Coalition, and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Calling all young people and youth allies at Women Deliver! Please join us in the celebration and appreciation of the young women and men that travelled to this event from all over the world. In addition to music and refreshments, this party provides an opportunity for young participants to meet our global youth ambassadors and learn about how to make the most out of their time in Kuala Lumpur. 
18:30-20:30Decreasing Maternal Mortality with the NASG in a Continuum of Care for PPH: A Policy and Implementation Workshop (403)

ORGANISED BY: University of California, San Francisco; Pathfinder International; and PATH

Primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) remains the leading killer of childbearing women. Join us for an interactive workshop for ministers of health, maternal health directors, and policy makers on how to incorporate the life-saving Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) into a comprehensive continuum of care for PPH. Learn how to make your system NASG-ready. Explore best practices and lessons learned from global experts. Refreshments provided.

Suellen Miller, Professor, University of California, San Francisco, and Director, Safe Motherhood Program
Elizabeth Abu-Haydar, Public Health Specialist, PATH
Sudhir Maknikar, Senior Technical Advisor, Pathfinder International India
Farouk Jega, Country Representative, Pathfinder International Nigeria

18:30-20:30How are we going to complete the SRHR revolution?  (307)

ORGANISED BY: Marie Stopes International (MSI)

Marie Stopes International will host Oxford Union debate in which leading experts in SRHR will argue for and against the motion:  'The global health community is on the right track to fulfilling reproductive health and rights for all'. For more details please visit the Marie Stopes International website ORGANISED BY: Marie Stopes International (MSI)

For more details please visit the Marie Stopes International website.
18:30-20:30Equity in Maternal and Newborn Health: Ensuring Every Mother and Child Counts

ORGANISED BY: Health Poverty Action and Save the Children UK

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have provided enormous momentum around global health issues, including maternal and child mortality. However, progress has been measured only at the aggregate level, hiding inequities between poorer and more marginalised groups. Hear panel speakers and contribute to a discussion on how we can ensure that any new framework to replace the MDGs has equity at its heart. 
18:30-20:30Female Condoms Are _______ Film Festival  (305)

ORGANISED BY: PATH, the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), and the National Female Condom Coalition (NFCC)

Here’s the scene: we asked men and women worldwide to make short films about one of prevention’s best-kept secrets—the female condom. Why does the world need female condoms? How can they enhance people’s lives? Find out what filmmakers had to say. Join us as we announce and screen the winning entries to our Female Condoms Are_______ Film Contest. 
18:30-20:00Fostering Women's Voice and Agency: Consultation on a New World Bank Report (Mandarin Hotel, Summit Room)

The World Bank invites you to an interactive consultation on how to advance women’s voice and agency to improve sexual and reproductive health and decision-making over family formation. The discussions will inform an upcoming World Bank report on women’s voice and agency and will provide a forum for policy-makers and civil society to discuss lessons and challenges. We will seek to identify good practices and interventions—both what works and what does not—and highlight key directions for advancing women’s voice and agency. Dinner will be served.

Featuring: Afshan Khan, CEO, Women for Women International & Kokou Senamé Djagadou, IPPF Africa Region 

Hosted by: Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender and Development 

RSVP: shaddock@worldbank.org
18:30-20:30Jhpiego: Less Is More: The Must-Have Simple Solutions for Saving Lives (408/409)


We know what works. We do what works. But do we do enough? Experience the most important strategies for reducing maternal and newborn death through the eyes of inspiring doctors, nurses, midwives, and community leaders. Learn how we can work together to bring these key strategies to a truly global scale. Refreshments provided. 

For information or to RSVP: events@jhpiego.net
18:30-20:30SRHR and Universal Health Coverage in the Post-2015 Framework (404)

ORGANISED BY: Danish Family Planning Association

What are the strengths and caveats of making universal health coverage the overarching health goal in the post-2015 framework for the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)? The Danish Family Planning Association and partners from South Asia and East Africa invite to a discussion of the World Health Organization’s proposal.

• Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Denmark
• Marleen Temmermann, Director of the Department for Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
• Tewodros Melesse, Director-General, IPPF
• Jashodhara Dasgupta, Coordinator, Sahayog

For information or to RSVP: jb@sexogsamfund.dk
18:30-20:30Saving Mothers, Giving Life: Lessons After Year One (406)

ORGANISED BY: Saving Mothers, Giving Life

Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Government, Norway, Merck for Mothers, Every Mother Counts, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists working to reduce deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. Meet our partners and country representatives to learn more about our achievements at the end of our first year. 
18:30-20:30The Alchemy of Innovation: A Provocative Conversation on New Solutions for Women's Health (306)

ORGANISED BY: Concern Worldwide

What do hacked circuit boards and the algorithms of airplane manufacturing have to do with women’s health? They each hold considerable potential in improving access to and quality of maternal health services globally. Bring your boldest ideas and join Innovations for MNCH and special guests for an interactive session.

For information or to RSVP: Alicia.Young@concern.net
18:30-20:30Two Sides of the Coin: Lessons Learned for NGOs and Policymakers on Contracting for FP/RH Services (304)

ORGANISED BY: Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project

Come join the USAID-funded SHOPS Project for some snacks and refreshments while participating in an interactive discussion with representatives from Abt Associates and Marie Stopes International on lessons and opportunities for policy makers and service delivery organisations for improved family planning and reproductive health services.

For information or to RSVP: Robin_keeley@abtassoc.com
18:30-20:30Using Research to Make the Case for Investments in Safe Abortion Care (410)

ORGANISED BY: The Guttmacher Institute and Ibis Reproductive Health

Join us for a conversation about the cost of clandestine abortion to health care systems and to women, and how research can be used to inform better policies to improve the lives of women and families in the developing world. After the programme, we invite you to enjoy drinks and appetisers and mingle with friends and colleagues.

For information or to RSVP: gsuarez@guttmacher.org
18:30-20:30Visionary Development Goal on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (303)

ORGANISED BY: Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (APA); the European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development (EuroNGOs); and Women’s Global Network of Reproductive Rights (WGNRR).

This session will present a visionary sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) development goal and explore how it can establish targets that advance the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action and related resolutions and conventions, in the post-2015 development framework. There is a need to ensure that SRHR remains part of the new framework and that there is no backtrack from current global commitments.
18:30-20:30Women's Groups Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Community-Led, Evidence-Based Action from Bangladesh, India, Malawi, and Nepal (407)

ORGANISED BY: Ekjut, Perinatal Care Project, Women and Children First (UK), and the UCL Institute for Global Health

Participatory learning and action through women’s groups can dramatically reduce newborn deaths and catalyse improvements in the demand, delivery, and quality of maternity services. Synthesising evidence from several trials in Africa and Asia, this event emphasises what works and asks how this proven intervention can be taken to scale.

FACILITATOR: Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet

Anthony Costello, Professor of International Child Health and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health 

For information or to RSVP: r.duebbert@wcf-uk.org or +44 (0)20 7700 6309, ext 204.
18:30-20:30Millennium Development Ambassadors Session on Post 2015 Women Development Goals (402)

The MDGs Ambassadors Session on Post 2015 Women Development Goals will explore strategies for articulation of post 2015 women development goals and seeks to inspire, empower, connect, utilize and celebrate participants with a global vision for women development; featuring presentation of selected papers, workshop and award of Millennium Development Ambassadors.

For information or to RSVP: Raphael.oko@gmail.com; info@mdgambassadors.org


7:00-8:30The independent Expert Review Group (iERG) Consultation with Stakeholders (Room 410)

The iERG held its first consultation on May 2012 to inform its first report, Every Woman Every Child: From commitments to action, which was launched in September 2012 with six recommendations to strengthen accountability. The iERG recommendations have been taken up by implementing partners and influence their practice. Your voices are critical. Come in great numbers. 

For information or to RSVP: ierg_secretariat@who.int
7:00-8:30Global Action for Newborn Health (Room 305)

Organised by Save the Children and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)

The panel introduces the Global Newborn Action Plan, a new multi-partner effort to spur action for newborn survival – now recognised as an urgent need in accelerating progress towards the health Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Recently published data on country by country survival rates during the critical first 24 hours after birth will be presented, as reported by Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report.
7:00-8:30Channels of Hope: Engaging Faith Communities on issues affecting women and girls (Room 304)

Organised by World Vision International

Faith leaders can be powerful change agents and advocates to help realize better health and gender outcomes for women and girls.  Come learn about the unique contribution that faith communities can make – and World Vision’s success in engaging them – on some of the most taboo issues. Coffee and breakfast served! 

For more information: Robyn_cawker@wvi.org
7:00-8:30LAC Regional Meeting (Room 301)

Organised by the Regional Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean

This session will be a guided discussion (in Spanish) on the strategic priorities for improving maternal health and rights in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) generated at the 2012 Women Deliver consultation in Mexico, and strategies for advocating for these priorities at the regional and global levels.
14:45-16:15ENGAGE-TB: Integrating community-based TB activities into MCH programmes (Banquet Hall 1, Level 2, Impiana KLCC Hotel)

In 2011, nearly 3 million women developed tuberculosis (TB) and an estimated 500,000 died of it. Half a million children developed TB in 2011. TB is preventable and curable. Integrating community-based TB services into MCH programmes could help reduce mortality and morbidity. WHO’s ENGAGE-TB approach describes how. The session will discuss what is needed and share experience of selected NGOs.

For information or to RSVP: josephth@who.int
19:30-21:00Asia Pacific Caucus (Room 406/407)

Organised by The Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)

In May 2012, over 120 CSOs from 27 countries in Asia Pacific issued the KL Call to Action which demanded the revitalisation of the SRHR agenda for sustainable development drawing from commitments made in the ICPD PoA and MDGs. This Caucus is an opportunity for Asia Pacific CSOs to deliberate further the prioritisation of women and young people’s SRHR in new development framework.
19:30-21:30Girl Rising Movie Screening & Panel Discussion (Plenary Theatre)

Organised by Intel Corporation

From Academy Award nominated director, Richard Robbins, the movie Girl Rising reveals the extraordinary stories of nine girls from nine nations in the developing world, each of whom fought difficult personal circumstances (including forced marriage, domestic slavery, gender violence, and poverty) on the road to education. Intel is a founding strategic partner of 10x10 (10x10act.org) and collaborates on this global social action campaign for one very simple reason: We believe education is a fundamental right for everyone.

Watch the trailer of 'Girl Rising' here. For more information or to RSVP, please email intelgirlrising@priority.net.my. Theatre seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis only.
19:30-20:30WHO & PPD Satellite Conference: Gender, Equity, and Human Rights  (Room 403)

The conference will focus on the following questions. What is the impact of “gender,” “equity,” and “human rights” analysis and interventions in women’s and girls’ health and well-being? What is the relative combined importance and strength of gender, equity, and human rights together rather than alone, and how can we move forward in mainstreaming gender equity rights (GER) in health and population policies in the context of post-MDG dialogue? This will lead towards increased conceptual clarity, operational understanding, and strengthened partnerships through stakeholder dialogue on gender, equity, and human rights.

Panel Speakers:
Alicia Yamin, Director, Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
MarleenTemmerman, Director, Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
Purnima Mane, President, Pathfinder International
Joe Thomas, Executive Director, PPD
Elizabeth Mason, Director of Maternal, Newborn,
Child and Adolescent Health,WHO

For more information: nislam@ppdsec.org and
19:30-21:30Empowering Frontline Health Workers to Help Women Deliver in India (Room 405)

Please join us to learn about IntraHealth International and the Government of India’s efforts to scale up proven interventions, which have increased the number and quality of births with a skilled attendant, maternal and newborn home visits, and better health practices. We will also share experiences in the use of an innovative mobile phone job aid by frontline workers in India.
19:30-21:30Celebrating Womanhood : Menstrual Hygiene Management (Room 408)

Organised by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)  

International conventions and action plans elaborate on women’s sexual and reproductive rights but stop short of explicitly naming menstruation. This discussion will share current directions in global research, policy and practice on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). Menstrual Hygiene remains a taboo subject, biologically centre stage but neglected in adolescent girls and women’s health, education and quality of life.
19:30-21:00How can Universal Health Coverage Deliver for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights? (Room 409)

Organised by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

UHC is defined as everybody accessing quality health services without the fear of falling into poverty. UHC offers opportunities to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.  However there are some key elements that need to be considered.  What about vulnerable groups? Is prevention included? If UHC is embedded in the post-2015 agenda, what will happen to key interventions such as family planning? How can SRHR activists feed into the discussion on UHC indicators? How does financial risk protection benefit women and girls?  Join our discussion between WHO experts and SRHR activists.

For more information or to RSVP: adeoliveira@ippf.org


BBC Media Action – Can mobile phones save lives? (Room 305)

How can you deliver life-saving maternal and child health information to millions of women with low literacy, few local health facilities and almost no access to mass media? Mobile technology is increasingly sought as a solution, but can mHealth services get past the pilot stage where so many great ideas get stuck? Join BBC Media Action to learn how old mobile phones are being used in smart new ways to tackle high maternal and child mortality at scale in Bihar, one of India’s poorest and most populous states.

For information or to RSVP: aoife.allen@bbc.co.uk
Empowering Women Through Clean Cookstoves and Fuels (Room 308)

Organised by The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Four million people – primarily women and children – die annually from exposure to smoke from traditional cookstoves. We will discuss the crucial role women play in increasing adoption of clean cooking solutions – from developing designs through marketing and distribution – as greater focus on women’s involvement in these value chains increases the effectiveness of the sector and empowers women by increasing access to business opportunities.
PRB ENGAGE Presentation Training (Room 307)

This session focuses on how to effectively use and present multimedia ENGAGE advocacy presentations. These presentations seek to promote policy dialogue on how family planning contributes to development in the areas of poverty reduction, gender equality, child survival, youth, and the environment.  Participants will acquire skills to effectively deliver the presentations and create action plans for their local settings.

For information or to RSVP: myeakey@prb.org
18:30-20:30 Empowering women through workplace health education and access programmes (Room 402)

Please join us for a brief panel and evening of conversation about using the workplace to deliver critical women’s health information and services to low-income women employed in factories and farms. This event is hosted by BSR, a global nonprofit promoting responsible business, with representatives from our local implementing partners from Bangladesh, Kenya, India, China, Pakistan and Indonesia, and participating companies, factories, and women.
18:30-20:30Strengthening investments through better use of evidence: improving the well-being of women, newborns and children (Room 406)

Integral to USAID's reform efforts is a renewed emphasis on the application of research and evaluation to inform strategic thinking about development. To that end, USAID has been conducting a series of evidence summits to deliberately bring together the academic community and the community of development practitioners around particular development challenges. What distinguishes these summits from traditional conferences is their focus on mutual exchange and actionable outcomes; their purpose is to provide USAID and the broader development field with evidence-based guidance on how to achieve some of the world's most difficult development goals and help governments sharpen national plans and accelerate progress.

Please join us to learn more about the summits and explore ways that you and your organization can contribute to the conversation.

FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2013

All dayDecreasing the global burden of maternal mortality: making safe abortion care a clinical reality

Organised by Population Services International

This symposium is designed for health educators, health managers and administrators, physicians, pharmacists, midwives, nurses, patient advocates, and representatives from ministries of health from developing countries committed to decreasing the global burden of maternal mortality from unsafe abortion. Space is limited for this symposium and all participants will need to submit an application to participate by April 15th, 2013.

For information or to apply to attend: womendeliver@psi.org
All dayCountdown to 2015: Country Countdown Capacity Building Workshop (Room 408/409)

Countdown to 2015 is committed to supporting country efforts to achieve MDGs 4 & 5. This workshop will provide an overview of Countdown, including information on how countries can promote the use of evidence to accelerate progress for women and children’s health. This event is by invitation only.

For information: jrequejo@jhsph.edu
18:00-20:00Safe abortion in humanitarian settings: WHO technical and policy guidance for health systems, 2nd edition update meeting (Conference Hall 1)

Organised by Ipas, IPPF, MSI and the World Health Organization

The 2nd edition of the WHO safe abortion guidance, published in 2012, includes evidence-based recommendations on abortion care (including treatment recommendations for incomplete abortion and other complications), service delivery strengthening, and legal and policy considerations. Key organisations working to improve access to abortion care will highlight relevant recommendations and their application in humanitarian settings.

FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2013 - SATURDAY, 1 JUNE 2013

All day14th Annual IAWG Meeting (Room 403/404)

Organised by Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises

The meeting will bring together individuals dedicated to improving the reproductive health of those affected by conflict or natural disasters. Organizations working or interested in these fields are encouraged to attend, including new members and particularly those working in the ESEAO region. 

The iERG held its first consultation on May 2012 to inform its first report, Every Woman Every Child: From commitments to action, which was launched in September 2012 with six recommendations to strengthen accountability. The iERG recommendations have been taken up by implementing partners and influence their practice. Your voices are critical. Come in great numbers. 

For information or to RSVP: ierg_secretariat@who.int

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