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Improving Maternal Health at Home and Abroad

New York, NY • October 30, 2018

Becoming a mother is one of the greatest blessings in the world. It can also be extremely dangerous. Join us for a discussion on the efforts locally and globally to make pregnancy safer for all.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

115 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY 10006

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During our dynamic discussion, we'll be covering:

  • How the global maternal mortality rate decreased by 44% over the last 30 years and why it continues to be a priority under the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Why the United States lags behind other developed countries in maternal health
  • What are the greatest challenges in maternal health around the world
  • Best practices including CARE's transformative maternal health care approach that has halved the maternal mortality rate in Bihar, India since 2005

Featuring Dr. Henia Dakkak, Technical Advisor, UNFPA
Shanon McNab, Associate Director, Averting Maternal Death & Disability, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Christina Wegs, Global Advocacy Director, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, CARE

Light refreshments will be served.

There is a suggested donation of $30 per person - 100% of which will go toward CARE's project transforming infant and maternal health care in Bihar, India. To learn more, please visit

This event is organized in partnership with the CARE Women's Network-NY, which is made up of passionate women committed to advancing women and girls' empowerment around the world. They are currently focused on raising awareness and support in the NY-area for CARE's infant and maternal health program in Bihar, India.

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