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Attend the Maternal Health Change Summit in India and spend 9 months developing your maternal health idea with an Ashoka Fellow

The Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth and Ashoka have teamed up to launch “Healthy Mothers, Strong World: The Next Generation of Ideas for Maternal Health.” The two organizations are in search of “inspiring young changemakers with solutions that will transform the maternal health field”.

“Maternal health is gaining prominence on the global development agenda but needs a new generation of professionals to sustain the momentum and end the cycle of maternal death and disability. The Changemakers online platform will identify 16 young leaders from around the world, Young Champions of Maternal Health, to develop their innovative ideas during 9-month mentorships with seasoned Ashoka Fellows working in the field of maternal health. During this time, the Young Champions will have access to maternal health experts through the Maternal Health Task Force and resources to further develop their ideas and projects.  “The MHTF is eager to foster new ideas coming from the next generation of maternal health leaders,” said Dr. Ann K. Blanc, Director of the MHTF at EngenderHealth. All Young Champions will receive a monthly stipend and 100% financial support for travel, accommodation, insurance, and visa costs. The innovations and projects that emerge from the Young Champions Program will be publicized widely.”

The 9-month mentorship will kick off at the Maternal Health Change Summit in India in August 2010.

“In addition to selecting 16 Young Champions, the Changemakers competition will award 3 organizations $5,000 in-kind prizes to attend the global Maternal Health Change Summit to be held in India late in August 2010. At the Change Summit, the Young Champions and the Changemakers Prize Winners will discuss their ideas and projects, receive training, and get feedback and advice from maternal health experts.”

Click here for more info and the MHTF announcement about these opportunities.

And, click here for more details on the competition, information about how to apply or how to nominate someone.

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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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