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On July 1st, the Women Deliver team announced the top five highlights from the 2010 conference (June 7-9). See below for a summary of the conference highlights–with links to publications, videos, photos, and additional information that came out of the conference.

This post was originally posted on the Women Deliver website and is reposted on MMD with permission from Women Deliver.
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Women Deliver 2010 Conference participants

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the second Women Deliver global conference. To put world leaders on notice that the time for action on maternal health is now, 3,400 advocates, policymakers, development leaders, health care professionals, youth, and media from 146 countries converged on Washington, DC on June 7-9 at Women Deliver 2010. More than 800 speeches and presentations were given at the six plenaries and 120 breakout sessions.  The heads of five UN agencies, plus the Secretary-General of the United Nations, attended. Thirty countries, UN agencies, the World Bank, corporations, and foundations helped support Women Deliver. Please see below for highlights and recaps of the conference.

1. Key Statements. Read the outcome statements from the:

2. Webcasts. Watch the videos from our plenary sessions and our press conferences, and watch Hillary Clinton’s address to the Women Deliver 2010 attendees.

3. Photos. Take a look at photos from the plenary sessions, breakout sessions and other conference events, and download them at no cost.

4. Programme. Review the plenary and breakout sessions that were held at Women Deliver 2010.

5. Publications and Advocacy Tools. Visit our Knowledge Center to download publications and advocacy tools, including:

Stay tuned for our summary report on breakout sessions by theme.

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Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) and mHealth Alliance are holding a free online conference this Wednesday (May 5th) to discuss how mobile technologies can improve family planning and maternal and newborn health services in developing countries.

The conference will include live discussions with mHealth leaders on a variety of topics including strengthening community health workers; open source trends and implications; and gender, phones and reproductive health. The themes of the three panel discussions will be mHealth interventions along the continuum of care, mHealth applications addressing different stakeholder needs, and cross-cutting mHealth issues.

Click here to view the conference schedule and to register as a participant.

Click here for a March 13 post on this conference with additional background information.

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EngenderHealth

Job Description

“Maternal Health is one of EngenderHealth’s key Global Practice Areas. EngenderHealth Maternal Health programs include activities: essential obstetric care, management of abortion complications, management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, fistula care, and prevention of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal Health, under the supervision of the Global Practice Leader for Maternal Health, will be responsible for providing technical assistance to EngenderHealth’s global and country programs and projects and ensuring the medical quality of those programs. In addition, the Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for updating clinical skills and knowledge of EngenderHealth staff in areas of maternal health, including quality assurance approaches and tools related to these areas.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal Health will also work in close collaboration with the Global Practice teams for Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Gender and MAP, and Youth and also with the Senior Technical Advisor for Quality Assurance, Integrations, Training and Learning, and Community Engagement to ensure that aspects related to these areas are integrated into the design of maternal health programs and projects.”

For more information including a description of the position responsibilities and requirements—and to apply, click here.

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Too Young , Too Late and Too Far recently premiered in Lagos, Nigeria

The films, produced by Communicating for Change (CFC), were shot in the ‘Nollywood’ style which involves a combination of suspense and drama—but the project team also included health expert script consultants, Dr Boniface Oye Adeniran, Obstetrician/Gynecologist of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and Dr Babatunde Ahonsi, formerly of the Ford Foundation.

“The films: Too Young, Too Far, and Too Late, take a provocative look at the life-threatening conditions that pregnant women face in Nigeria while also revealing their struggles with matters of bias against gender, abortion and childbirth as well as the corresponding challenges faced by husbands, boyfriends and families, who have to deal with their own hopes, frustrations and fears.”

Read the full story about Too Young, Too Far, and Too Late here.

For more information about Communicating for Change, click here.

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Women Deliver is holding a conference, Delivering Solutions for Girls and Women

The conference will be held in Washington DC from June 7-9 and will have two main messages:

1.) The MDGs will not be achieved without investing in women.

2.) There is just enough time, if the world commits funding now, to achieve MDG5 — additional US$10 billion annually by 2010 and US$20 billion by 2015.

Other themes to be discussed include family planning, reproductive health, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, gender, health systems strengthening, women in conflict situations, human rights and more.

Women Deliver is committed to making the conference accessible to all and is offering full scholarships—that include conference registration, roundtrip airfare, visa fees, hotel stay, and a stipend for incidentals and meals.  The deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 15th, 2009.

Click here to apply for a scholarship.

Click here for information on the conference.

Click here to visit Women Deliver’s website—and here for their blog!

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