Women in the World and Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Maternal Mortality

This week marked the start of the Women in the World Summit in NYC. It’s a pretty amazing program of events designed to engage women (and men!) in discussion about key issues in politics, economics, global health and much more. I was particularly excited to see that they chose to focus time and attention on the issue of maternal health. Our medical director, Dr. Taraneh Shiraizan, was in attendance to join the discussion.

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Part of the program is focused on “Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Maternal Mortality” and involves panel discussions among experts on advances in maternal health, both in the U.S. and abroad. Maternal health is such an important issue, and it’s terrific to see how discussions around maternal mortality and preventative care have been incorporated into this summit. If you’re curious to learn a bit more about the summit, definitely check out the site – there’s a lot of great video content, including this clip of news anchor Soledad O’Brien and JoAnne Fischer of the Maternity Care Coalition discussing maternal mortality and healthcare and some really interesting articles. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!


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