More than 5,000 participants are expected to descend upon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to attend plenaries, workshops, and forums to discuss building a better world for women and girls.This 3rd Global Conference could not be more timely as the public health conversation evolves from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their successes and failures to the challenges that await women and girls worldwide in the post-2015 agenda.
As a Women Deliver conference advisory group member and gold-level sponsor of this conference, MSH is honored and proud to support this conference. For over four decades, MSH has promoted equal access to health care for women by strengthening health systems. “MSH improves services that directly affect women— maternal and child health, family planning, HIV & AIDS—through the integration of those services, enabling more accessible and efficient care for entire communities. The success of this work depends on building the capacity of women as leaders and managers, technical experts, clinicians, and community health workers,” said Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, MSH President and CEO.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offers his encouragement saying, “A [Women Deliver] global conference in 2013 offers an opportunity to keep up the pressure and to affirm our plans for the period ahead. By giving mothers-to-be the services they need before, during, and after pregnancy, and by providing quality health care to all women, we can save lives, prevent suffering, and accelerate progress toward all the Millennium Development Goals.”
In the lead up to the conference, be sure to check back here for the latest updates from MSH.