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Women Deliver 2010 | Published 06.04.10

Delivering Solutions for Girls and Women

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Taking center stage at this year's Women Deliver conference was the theme of "delivering solutions for girls and women." Throughout the world, an estimated 340,000 women die every year of pregnancy-related causes, most of which are preventable. Thirty-eight percent of pregnancies are unplanned, which lead to 42 million abortions every year. Many of these unintended pregnancies are high risk, occurring among women at the very beginning or very end of their reproductive years, or too soon following a previous pregnancy. Too often, abortions are unsafe and result in death or disability. To address these issues, Millennium Development Goal 5, to reduce maternal mortality, was amended to include Goal 5b, universal access to reproductive health services.

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PSI's Conference Participation

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Chairman’s Session: Women and Power
Moderator: Arianna Huffington, Co-founder, Huffington Post
Ashley Judd, Actress and Board Member, PSI
Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP
Michelle Bachelet, Former President, Chile

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, ROOM 156
Session 227: Taking Innovation to Scale: Increasing Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Across the Globe
Opening Remarks: Ashley Judd, Actress and Board Member, PSI
Moderator: Patricia MacDonald, Senior Technical Advisor, USAID/PRH, Technical Lead for Long-Acting and Permanent Methods
Meg Galas, Country Representative, PSI/PASMO El Salvador
Ellen Israel, Senior RH Advisor, Pathfinder
Monica Green, Clinical Services Director, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone
Roy Jacobstein, Clinical Director, Respond Project, EngenderHealth

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Plenary: Young Women Deliver
Moderator: Ashley Judd, Actress and Board Member, PSI
Sarah Nkhoma, Malawi
Maihan Wali, Afghanistan
Josh Nesbit, USA
Shamila Keyani, Pakistan
Lourdes Barrera, Mexico
Esther Namataka, Uganda

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, ROOM 151A
Session 301: Communities Deliver: Eliminating Disparities in Family Planning Access
Moderator: Mike Mbizvo, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
Maggwa Ndugga, Project Director, Family Health International
Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, PSI
Maureen Corbett, Vice President of Programs, IntraHealth
Wycliffe Atungire, Marie Stopes International

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, ROOM 146C
Session 317: Innovative Strategies to Improve Services and Increase Access
Moderator: Getachew Bekele, Senior Advisor, Marie Stopes International and Chair, African Network for Medical Abortion
Temple Cooley, Reproductive Health Technical Advisor, PSI
Dan Grossman, Senior Associate, Ibis Reproductive Health
Debashis Sinha, State Program Officer, Ipas
Marieke van Dijk, Population Council

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, ROOM 144A/B
Session 318: Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage
Moderator: Mary Ellen Stanton, Senior Maternal Health Advisor, USAID
Deborah Armbruster, Director, Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative and Oxytocin Initiative Project
Rasha Dabash, Gynuity Health Projects
Sri Hermiyanti, Director of Maternal Health, Depkes Indonesia
Harshad Sanghvi, Vice President and Medical Director, Jhpiego
Josselyn Neukom, Deputy Director, PSI/Zambia

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