Online Program

Global Advocacy Issues for Women and Children

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Judy Lewis, MPhil, Professor Emeritus, Departments of Community Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Of the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the only three that won't be achieved by 2015 are those related to MCH—MDGs 3) promote gender equality and empower women; 4) reduce child mortality; and 5) improve maternal health. Child well-being and survival are directly related to the health of mothers. This talk will address the reasons for lack of progress, promising new approaches and the importance of advocacy for global equity in MCH.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the global situation of MCH. Identify major barriers and interventions to improve MCH in low resource countries

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Trained as a medical sociologist, I have devoted my professional work to improving maternal and child health through developing partnerships with many community programs including international work with the Universities of Peradenyia (Sri Lanka), Antwerp (Belgium), Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica as well the Haitian Health Foundation, International Health Central American Institute, Costa Rica), and BOCED (Buguruka Orphan and Community Economic Development Tanzania). I have been President of the International Health Medical Education Consortium (IHMEC)
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.