In our role as a neutral convening body, the MHTF organizes technical meetings forexperts in maternal health and allied fields that provide a space to share new evidence and debate strategies for tackling major challenges and accelerating progress in reducing the global burden of maternal mortality and morbidity.
Policy Dialogue Series
The MHTF, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is supporting the Maternal Health Policy Dialogue Series at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWIC) in Washington, DC.The series features discussions on a range of critical questions for maternal health practitioners and researchers as well as challenges and opportunities for integrating maternal health programming with related health and development issues. Past dialogues have addressed the impact of violence against women on maternal health and strategic steps for global action on maternal health medicines. Events in the series are held in Washington, DC. Selected events are webcast live on the Wilson Center’s website. In addition, the MHTF hosts Twitter chats on each dialogue under the hashtag: #MHdialogue.
Young Champions of Maternal Health
The Young Champions of Maternal Health Program, launched in 2009, is the first international fellowship ever to focus specifically on supporting a new generation of global leaders dedicated to improving maternal health. The MHTF is currently working with the Institute for International Education to support the second class of Young Champions, a group of emerging leaders from Ethiopia, India, Mexico and Nigeria who are undertaking field and research-oriented projects with leading organizations in their own countries.