Today the Pulitzer Center, a nonprofit that sponsors and produces award-winning international journalism, launched a new interactive site focused on maternal mortality issues, "Dying for Life".
May 25th, 2010
By: Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver (originally posted on The Huffington Post)
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak before the Canadian Parliament, at the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, about the importance of investing in women as a global development strategy. Canada is gearing up to host the G8/G20 Summits in just a few weeks, where leaders will unveil a maternal health initiative.
I thought about the immense opportunity -- no, critical responsibility -- Canada has this year to show the world true leadership on maternal health. The world's women and the world entirely, need courageous leadership and vast funding commitments. I don't think anyone needs reminding of just how much we all have at stake.
May 24th, 2010
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is proud to support Women Deliver 2010.Click through to watch a video message by Andreas Fibig, Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer Schering Pharma AG.
May 21st, 2010
By Linda Alexander, Vice President of Women's Health and Global Advocacy, QIAGEN
I’m here in Beijing, at the 20th annual Global Summit of Women (May 20-22), where women business, NGO and government leaders have assembled to discuss strategies for advancing women’s economic opportunities and to lead, shape, and transform the global future.
The theme on this 20th anniversary year of the Global Summit is "Women at the Forefront of Change," and few cities in the world more embody rapid change than Beijing. From ancient pagodas to jaw-dropping modern architecture, and from rickshaw rides through alleyways to bustling subway stops, Beijing is vibrant and colorful, and feels both new and old at the same time.
May 18th, 2010
By Dr. Fred Sai
(Dr. Fred Sai, was a former adviser to the Ghanaian Government on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS and is currently the honarary co-chair of the Women Deliver 2010 conference)
Theresa wakes up at the first glimmer of sun in the morning. It is Monday, the beginning of the week, and the first day of class at the school where she is a teacher. She baths and feeds her two children, Kofi and Naana. Together, they walk the short distance to the school, stopping to visit an elderly woman who Theresa and her women’s group at church support. When she arrives at school, Theresa gathers her forty-five class 5 pupils into the small classroom and begins a new year of lessons.
When I met Theresa in her small town just weeks ago, she struck me as one of the millions of women who deliver enormous benefits to our country, families and children every single day. Women like Theresa teach our children in school; they sell goods in the market; and they work in our banks, hospitals, and health centers. These women, increasingly left alone to their fate by absentee spouses or boyfriends, also carry and deliver our children—the future of our country.