Video On Demand

Enhancing U.S. Engagement on Maternal and Child Health

May 6, 2015 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

Hosted by the office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

Capitol Visitors Center

Please join us for a panel discussion to examine U.S. policy options to advance maternal, neonatal, and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conversation will focus on four broad themes:

  • How the U.S. can best partner with countries to strengthen the delivery of maternal, neonatal and child health services at the community level;
  • The lessons learned from successful vaccine programs that may be relevant for other health programming areas;
  • The role played by PEPFAR in serving as a platform for maternal, neonatal, and child health services, and what is likely to happen as PEPFAR undergoes geographic and programmatic realignment; and
  • How the U.S. can support partner countries in mobilizing resources for sustainable maternal, neonatal, and child health programs now and in the future.

The event will feature a new CSIS report, and associated web microsite, from a February 2015 delegation to the United Republic of Tanzania. The delegation examined U.S.-Tanzania bilateral cooperation on maternal, neonatal, and child health, as well as the ways in which U.S.-supported programs complement the efforts on immunization carried out by the Government of Tanzania in partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Speakers include:

Koki Agarwal
Director of USAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)

Natasha Bilimoria
Director of U.S. Strategy
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Allyala Nandakumar
Chief Economist for Global Health
U.S. Agency for International Development

Heather Watts
Maternal and Child Health Coordinator
Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Katherine Bliss (Moderator)
Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center