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Rebirth: Ending Maternal Mortality in Africa

New York, NY • May 27, 2010

While some successes have been achieved with the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), only five years are left and much more needs to be done. Particularly at risk is MDG 5, ...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

McKinsey & Company’s offices
55 East 52nd Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10055
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While some successes have been achieved with the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), only five years are left and much more needs to be done.

Particularly at risk is MDG 5, the goal that targets maternal health and lags furthest behind all eight MDG targets.

In response, the Touch Foundation has launched unite4moms!, a maternal health advocacy campaign running from April 15, 2010 to June 15, 2010. Through this campaign, we are hosting a panel discussion – Rebirth: Ending Maternal Mortality in Africa on Thursday, May 27th at 7 PM at McKinsey & Company’s offices (55 East 52nd Street, 21st Floor).

Please find the details in the invitation below:
http://www.touchfoundation.org/invitations/MaternalHealth/index.html

We have an exciting panel that will bring unique perspectives to maternal health issues, including:

Denise Grady, Reporter, New York Times, an award-winning reporter who has written more than 500 stories about medicine and biology for The Times, including leading articles on women’s healthcare in Tanzania.

Dallas Brennan Rexer, Producer, No Woman, No Cry, a gripping documentary directed by Christy Turlington Burns that shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania.

Ann Starrs, Co-founder and President, Family Care International, a nonprofit dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world. Ann is a leading and widely-recognized expert on maternal health.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion along with a raffle of a 1-month yoga membership at Pure Yoga.

Tickets are only $10 (see link above) and space is extremely limited.

Reserve your seat soon!



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