The Lancet Maternal Health Series and Implications for U.S. Policy
On Thursday October 20, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center will host a session focused on the new Lancet series “Maternal Health 2016.” Ten years after The Lancet published a series on maternal survival, this new release highlights current knowledge, successes, and gaps within the new development framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.
During the session, series contributor Margaret Kruk, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, will speak to the content of “Maternal Health 2016.” Her remarks will be followed by a discussion highlighting the policy implications for the series. The conversation will also feature Elizabeth Fox, Director of the Office of Infectious Diseases and Deputy Coordinator for Maternal and Child Survival at USAID; Mariam Claeson, Director of the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman Every Child at the World Bank; and Ryan Kaldahl, Foreign Policy Advisor for Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). Janet Fleischman, Senior Associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate.