Global Maternal Health Conference 2010
India Habitat Centre
New Delhi, India
August 30, 31, September 1
The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) are pleased to announce the Global Maternal Health Conference 2010. Together, MHTF and PHFI will convene an unprecedented gathering of approximately 500 maternal health experts and their allies in a global technical and programmatic meeting focused exclusively on maternal health.
The Global Maternal Health Conference 2010 aims to build on the existing momentum around MDG5 to coalesce and catalyze the maternal health field. Lessons learned, neglected issues, and innovative thinking will be the underpinnings of the conference, and the anticipated outcome is increased consensus around the evidence, programs and advocacy needed to improve maternal health.
Preparations are underway:
• A 25-member steering committee of experts from around the world has been convened to set the conference agenda.
• Scientific subcommittees will be appointed to select presentations within each of the themes set by the steering committee.
• A robust youth program is envisioned, involving the Ashoka/MHTF Young Champions of Maternal Health and young Indian professionals recruited by the PHFI.
• A prodigious scholarship program is being established to ensure broad participation from all regions of the world.
Soon, the steering committee will confirm the conference themes, and a call for abstracts will be issued. Simultaneously, registration for Global Maternal Health Conference 2010 will open and the scholarship application process will be announced. Details will be available at http://www.maternalhealthtaskforce.org and http://www.phfi.org