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Monday, September 28, 2009

Dr. Ana Langer Blogs at the Huffington Post About Our New Commitment to Action

EngenderHealth’s President, Dr. Ana Langer, blogs in today's Huffington Post about our commitment to action announced by President Clinton at last week's Clinton Global Initiative. Excerpt:

You wouldn't expect a plenary session at the Clinton Global Initiative called "Moving From Crisis to Opportunity - Financing an Equitable Future," featuring the CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co., to be the natural venue for launching a major initiative on maternal health.

But that's exactly what happened Friday morning in New York, when former President Bill Clinton unveiled a new program and CGI Commitment to Action called Young Champions for Maternal Health.

A partnership between the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth (the organization I lead) and Ashoka, a pioneer in social entrepreneurship, Young Champions is the first international fellowship program to focus exclusively on maternal health. The strategy: Build the next generation of passionate and committed innovators in this field by offering a nine-month work study that will conclude with each fellow designing a concrete solution to protect women's reproductive health. EngenderHealth and Ashoka will jointly promote these solutions to the broader global health community.

As a 25-year veteran in the health field, I couldn't have been more gratified to see this innovative program take the stage, literally, at a major forum on the world's financial systems. It validated what those of us on the front lines of global health know to be true: To truly move beyond financial crises and do so in a sustainable and equitable way, we must invest in the health and well-being of mothers, particularly in the developing world.

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1 comment:

sasha said...

thanks for this blog
thanks a lot here i would love to share a blog about women health
and tubal reversal
tubal reversal