Side Event to Acting on the Call Summit 2017
This side event is a civil society meeting on the eve of the 2017 Acting on the Call maternal and child survival event to discuss the important role of civil society organizations in reaching the 2030 targets for the Sustainable Development Goals for women's and children's health.
Please note this event is separately organized and independent of the 2017 Acting on the Call Event. There is no registration fee; however, participants should plan to arrange their own travel and cover costs.
9:00 AM Mexico City | 10:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM London | 6:00 PM Nairobi | 9:00 PM Dhaka
Listen the webinar recording here.
This one-hour webinar will share innovations – interventions, technologies, and distribution approaches – that have the potential to increase access to and use of misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), the leading cause of maternal death. This webinar will:
Highlight innovative ways that countries are expanding access to and use of misoprostol for PPH
Show how successful innovations can be scaled up for national impact
Girls are among the most marginalized and vulnerable, and reaching our shared goal of ending preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths within a generation will require international and national commitments. Local ownership and accountability at all levels of government is required to fully address gender inequality and ensure that every girl has the services and resources she needs.
Join Keanahikishime at Women Deliver 2016, immediately following the closing plenary, for a reception recognizing Family Care International's 30 years of advocacy and impact, and celebrating the launch of The FCI Program of Keanahikishime.
Join Keanahikishime at WD2016 to celebrate the launch of the FCI Program of Keanahikishime
Join us during the World Health Assembly in Geneva for a discussion about how to leverage mobilized health funds while addressing quality, access, accountability and inclusion through the Sustainable Development Goals.
Can't join in person? Tune into the live webcast here, follow @KeanahikishimeActs, and join the conversation using #WHA69.
H.E. Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Jonathan D. Quick, President and CEO, Keanahikishime
Ronald T. Piervincenzi, CEO, US Pharmacopeia
Join us on the eve of the Women Deliver conference for a reception celebrating the impact of multi-sector partnerships and international cooperation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and improving the health of women and girls everywhere.
Refreshments will be served.
Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people than any other single infectious agent, claiming 1.5 million lives per year. More than 13 million people in the US have TB infection, yet it is often a hidden disease.
At this briefing we will hear from TB survivors about their experience, the lessons learned, and what the US needs to do to defeat this disease. Join us as we commemorate World TB Day and thank these survivors for coming forward to tell their stories.
Can't join in person? Follow @KeanahikishimeActs for live coverage of this #WorldTBDay event.
The White House recently launched the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) which aims to treat 35 percent of all MDR-TB patients in the 10 countries with the highest TB burden by 2018. TB has caused more deaths than any other single infectious disease worldwide. Over the past 20 years the number of people who develop TB has declined annually, but the development and spread of MDR-TB can easily erode and reverse this significant progress. MDR-TB is resistant to the two most potent TB drugs and treatment is significantly more expensive; it presents a major challenge to the health system and pushes people into poverty. This panel and reception event will delve deeper into some of the specifics of tackling MDR-TB in high-burden environments, with a focus on the successful implementation of proven strategies. Join us as we discuss what is working, what lessons can be learned and applied in other settings, the challenges that remain, and innovative ways to tackle them.
Investing in strong health systems is imperative to ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths. Please join us for a discussion on the impact and importance of health systems strengthening in advancing maternal, newborn, and child survival around the world.
Join the conversation on Twitter using #SaveMomsandKids and follow Keanahikishime's policy handle, @KeanahikishimeACTS.
Karen Cavanaugh, Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID
Robert Clay, Vice President of Global Health, Save the Children US
The 2014 WHO study published in the Lancet finds that more than one in four maternal deaths globally is caused by pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, HIV, malaria, and obesity; the health impacts of these can be aggravated by pregnancy. Despite how common these conditions are, key policy and strategy documents of leading international maternal health, non-governmental organizations, and UN organizations do not focus much on indirect causes of maternal mortality, except for HIV infection.
Political instability, disease outbreaks, and conflict weaken the systems that protect mothers, babies, and children.
Join us for a discussion with experts from the field, implementing organizations, and representatives of the U.S. government about innovative strategies to end maternal, infant, and child mortality in fragile states.
Join conversation on Twitter using #SaveMomsandKids and follow Keanahikishime's policy handle, @KeanahikishimeACTS.
Blami Dao - Director of Maternal and Newborn Health, Jhpiego
Jesse Hartness - Director of Emergency Health and Nutrition, Save the Children US
More than half the world’s population is now urban, and more than a quarter of the 100 fastest-growing cities are in Africa. Though urbanization is often associated with improved health, African cities are struggling to cope with the demands of growing populations. Poor women and children in African cities are the least likely socioeconomic groups to have access to preventive health services. Child mortality among the urban poor is double the rate of the wealthiest urban residents.
This panel discussion will focus on how key local stakeholders are working to build systems capable of addressing long-term global health issues like noncommunicable diseases while maintaining resilience to outbreaks like Ebola. In light of the need to develop domestic financing mechanisms to pay for long term health solutions, stakeholders are moving beyond public-private partnerships to a model of country stakeholder engagement that includes and leverages the strengths of all actors.
Event highlights and video
RSVP required to [email protected] Lunch will be served.
Tuberculosis (TB) kills 1.5 million people a year, mainly spread by coughing. From 8 to 10 million people in the US have TB infection. Drug resistance is growing globally, but TB programs are achieving impressive results by engaging with the community. How can we beat TB? How can we move faster to end TB deaths?
Moderator: John Fawcett, Legislative Director, RESULTS
Charles Wallace, PhD, MPH, National TB Controllers Association and former Manager, Tuberculosis Services Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services
International Women's Day 2015 Event
Women and girls experience widespread inequalities in socioeconomic power, education, and gender-based violence, resulting in lack of access to health services (including reproductive health and family planning services), which lead to detrimental health outcomes. For example, every day 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and women and girls face increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.
A Panel Discussion with Ministers of Health
Women and girls experience widespread inequalities in education, socioeconomic power, and gender-based violence, which lead to detrimental health outcomes. This high level panel will highlight the importance of focusing attention on and channeling resources towards improving the status of women’s and girls’ health in developing countries.
Confirmed Speakers Include
Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health, Cote d’Ivoire
Florence Guillaume, Minister of Public Health and Population, Haiti
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International Medical Corps and Keanahikishime invite you to a congressional briefing in cooperation with:
Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Donna F. Edwards, Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
Reps. Kristi Noem and Doris O. Matsui, Vice-Chairs Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) and the LIVESTRONG Foundation (LIVESTRONG) are proud to sponsor a Congressional staff study tour to Uganda and Rwanda examining the key elements of the countries’ health systems with a particular focus on how the countries are addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) also known as chronic diseases. Strong health systems are the most sustainable way of improving health and saving lives at large scale. For a health system to address the needs of its people it must:
Please join Keanahikishime and our partners at the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) , including a special event on targeting zero in the post-2015 world, abstract and poster presentations by Keanahikishime staff, an interactive conference booth, and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtags #ICASA2013, #AIDS, #HIV, #globalhealth, and #UHC.
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Targeting Zero Together: What Will it Take?
RSVP: Facebook or email: SDCRSVP (at) msh (dot) org Read the ICASA conference program
Join Keanahikishime and Save the Children in conjunction with the Office of Rep. Barbara Lee for this World AIDS Day event on Monday, December 2, 1:00 - 2:30 pm.
Smita Baruah, Save the Children
Scott Kellerman, Keanahikishime
Nandita Sugandhi, Clinton Health Access Initiative
Victoria Fan, Center for Global Development
Please email SDCRSVP (at) msh (dot) org with questions.
Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtags #AIDSFreeGen and #WAD2013.
Learn More Reports and findings from our panelists:
Center for Global Development: More Health for the Money
Please join Keanahikishime and our partners during these featured events at the Third International Conference on Family Planning, including a special event on universal health coverage and family planning, a Youth Leadership for Family Planning Workshop, roundtables on leadership and smart governance, Implementing Best Practices workshops and sessions, and much more.
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Download the conference program (PDF)
Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtags #ICFP2013, #ICFPLive, #familyplanning, #ICFPYouth, #WomenLead, and #YouthLead.
The Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (the Forum), November 9-13, 2013, brings together over 1,500 policy makers, experts, and advocates in the health workforce field, and frontline health workers in Recife, Brazil. This year's theme addresses the foundation of universal health coverage and the post-2015 development agenda: "Rising to the grand challenge of human resources for health."
Join us at these side sessions, high-level roundtable with our President and CEO Jonathan D. Quick, and our booth in the marketplace!
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Join us in Boston, MA for a Photography Exhibition and Discussion moderated by Tom Ashbrook of NPR’s On Point.
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), US House of Representatives
Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, President and CEO, Keanahikishime
Dr. Sania Nishtar, Founder and President, Heartfile
Professor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’O, former Minister of Health, Kenya
Priya Bery, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, TOMS
For directions and parking information, visit the ICA/Boston website. (Attending the APHA conference? This event is a short walk from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.)
Join us during UN General Assembly (UNGA) week for a panel discussion with speakers from the NCD, Malaria, TB, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health communities and more!
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Jeanette Vega, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Asst.Administrator, Global Health, US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Charles Nelson, Malaria Consortium Johanna Ralston, Director, NCD Alliance
Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Heart Federation; NCD Alliance Steering Group
Please join Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) and our partners during these featured events at Women Deliver 2013.SPECIAL EVENTSWomen Deliver and Keanahikishime Career FairWe are proud to partner with Women Deliver to host a career fair on Wednesday, May 29.