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Addressing Critical Health System Barriers to Improve RMNCAH Services

Efforts to improve global health cannot be achieved without stronger health systems. In the 2017 Acting on the Call report, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) estimated that investments in evidence-based health system strengthening activities could contribute to saving the lives of 5.6 million children and 260,000 women from 2016 to 2020 in priority countries. Join the Wilson Center and USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) for a discussion on health systems strengthening in the pursuit of improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services globally.

Opening Remarks: Grace Chee, Health Systems Strengthening and Equity Team Lead, USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program


Dr. Koki Agarwal, Director, USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program 

Dr. Mariam Claeson, Director, Global Financing Facility, World Bank 

Dr. Birhanu Getahun, Technical Director, USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, Liberia

Dr. Stephen Mutwiwa, Chief of Party, USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, Rwanda

Lee Pyne-Mercier, Senior Program Officer, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Kelly Saldaña, Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID Global Health Bureau

Mary Taylor, Global Health Technical Expert

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Wilson Center, 6th Floor Auditorium
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Doors will open at 8:30 AM and coffee and pastries will be served from 8:30-9:00 AM. The discussion will begin promptly at 9:00 AM.

For more information, please see the event page.