First Ladies & Health Ministers Forum: Developing Your Action Plan for Women’s Health will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2011 and is presented by the Princess of Africa Foundation, International Development Strategies, Vestergaard Frandsen and Women Deliver. The discussion will focus on how we can improve women’s health together with other First Ladies and their respective Ministers of Health, officials from the World Bank and the World Health Organization, global health leaders, CEOs from corporations, the diplomatic community, and high profile humanitarians. Special guests include maternal health advocate, model and documentary filmmaker Christy Turlington Burns, Founder of Every Mother Counts.
“First Ladies are in a unique place in their home countries,” says Women Deliver president Jill Sheffield. “And they know action is needed.”
High-Level Meeting on NCDs: Connections to Maternal Health
The United Nations High-level meeting on non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control will take place on 19-20 September 2011. Three in five people around the world will die from the four main NCDs – cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes – which also cause great socioeconomic harm within all countries, particularly developing nations.
Women are especially vulnerable – NCDs are the number one killer of women worldwide, claiming the lives of 18 million women each year. The time is now to address challenges, share success stories and plan for a healthy future for all girls and women.
The event is by invitation only, and we look forward to sharing the outcome with you on our website. Stay tuned for news on the high-level meeting.
LEARN more about the High-level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases here.