Population Council Mexico Office Collaborating on Regional Conference: "Maternal Health in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Unfinished Agenda"
MEXICO CITY and NEW YORK (1 June 2012) — On 5–6 June 2012, the Regional Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction (RTG) in partnership with the organization Women Deliver and other global health partners will host a regional conference, "Maternal Health in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Unfinished Agenda," in Mexico City.
Decisionmakers, health professionals, academics, representatives from regional civil society organizations, donors, international organizations, private businesses, and other global and regional stakeholders are expected to attend.
The conference will provide a forum for the discussion of the development of strategies to strengthen political commitment to women's reproductive health throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on reducing maternal mortality. Conference attendees also will discuss and assess regional practices, success stories, and ongoing challenges on these subjects.
The results of the conference will help shape the agenda for the Third Women Deliver Global Conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28–30 May 2013. Women Deliver 2013 aims to contribute to the strengthening of investment in maternal health and promote universal access to reproductive health services in the developing world as a means to achieving and sustaining global development goals.
Discussion points and outcome reports of the meeting in Mexico will be circulated to global policymakers, including the UN Secretary General, to contribute a Latin America and the Caribbean perspective to the global discussion on maternal mortality.
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