Engaging Faith-Based Organizations in the Response to Maternal Mortality

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 15, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative in coordination with the Maternal Health Task Force and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) invite you to a discussion of:Engaging Faith-Based Organizations in the Response to Maternal MortalityWednesday, November 16, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC5th Floor Conference RoomPlease RSVP to globalhealth@wilsoncenter.org with your name and affiliation.featuringNabeela Ali, Chief of Party, PAIMANJamila Al Sharie, Community Mobilizer, Pathfinder InternationalElidon Bardhi, Bangladesh Country Director, ADRAMallam Kabir Adbullahi, Team Leader, NUHRHIKatherine Marshall, Executive Director, World Faiths Development DialogueFaith-based organizations (FBOs) are often at the frontline of healthcare in developing countries and have networks in the most remote regions. Their close links to communities provide them with an opportunity to promote behavior change and address other cultural factors contributing to maternal mortality rates such as early marriage and family planning. Working in collaboration with FBOs and other stakeholders is critical to promoting demand for maternal and reproductive health services; however, limited knowledge about faith-based maternal healthcare exists.The discussion will highlight successes and challenges in the field and will highlight the lessons and knowledge gaps identified during a Wilson Center workshop in Washington DC with 30 experts from the faith-based and maternal health communities.Share this:last_img

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