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Women Deliver Conference

June 7, 2010 - June 9, 2010

Washington, DC

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More than 3,300 advocates for maternal health from around the world will attend the Women Deliver Conference on June 7-9, 2010, in Washington, D.C., which calls for investing in women in order to end maternal deaths. Featured speakers at the conference include Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General; Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Joyce Banda, Vice President of Malawi; and Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile.

Two MacArthur-supported films about maternal mortality will be featured at the conference. No Woman, No Cry, by Christy Turlington Burns, will be screened in its entirety, and The Edge of Joy, by Dawn Sinclair Shapiro, will be previewed at the event. Launched in 2007, Women Deliver works globally to generate political commitment and financial investment for fulfilling UN Millennium Development Goal #5 – to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health.

More information can be found on the Women Deliver Conference website.

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