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ONLINE WEBCAST - MSF Delivers: Overcoming Challenges in Maternal Health

Doctors Without Borders

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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JOIN US FOR THE THIRD IN OUR FALL WEBCAST SERIES

 

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  for an online discussion of the challenges of delivering life-saving maternal health care to women in the countries where we work. The panel will include MSF obstetrician/gynecologists Severine Caluwaerts and Veronica Ades and MSF midwife Ruth Kauffman; the three have worked in countries throughout Africa as well as in Central and South Asia and Oceania.

 

Of all maternal deaths worldwide, 99 percent of them occur in developing countriesthe direct result of the lack of adequate health care systems. MSF and other humanitarian organizations cannot replace national health care systems, but our teams work to avert maternal and newborn death as much as possible. The task is not an easy one; everything from poverty to a lack of roads, the inaccessibility of contraception, and in some places, the lower status of women, all work against their meeting that objective. Our panelists will share stories of trying to save lives in the face of such harsh realities and discuss what they’ve learned from the challenges.


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Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. For more information, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

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