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The Lancet Maternal Health Series Global Launch

The past quarter century has delivered progress for some women and their newborns.

At the same time, some countries and groups of women saw little or no progress despite significant global attention to maternal survival. The burden of poor maternal health—mortality and severe morbidity—is concentrated among poor and vulnerable populations, including refugees and those affected by humanitarian crises.

The new Lancet Maternal Health Series synthesises the last decade of evidence on global maternal health in low, middle and high-income countries, charts the path towards 2030 and champions vital action to ensure that every woman, every newborn, everywhere has the right to good quality care.

Copies of the Series report will be available at the launch.

Please email with any questions. You can also download the global launch leaflet here.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Sunday, September 18, 2016
2:30-4:30 pm EDT

Grand Central Ballroom
The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

Professor Peter Piot
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Presenting the Series on behalf of the lead authors:
Professor Oona Campbell
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole
Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Panel lead:
Dr. Richard Horton
The Lancet

Dr. Mariam Claeson
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Barbara Kerstiëns
European Commission

Dr. John Lawrence
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

George Nkhoma
Chitipa District Hospital, Malawi

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez