The CSIS Global Health Policy Center and Hope Through Healing Hands cordially invite you to the launch of:
The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Reception and book signing immediately following - 5PM-6PM
1st Floor Conference Room
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies is at the nexus of many global health issues. Voluntary family planning plays a critical role in preventing maternal and child mortality, combating extreme poverty, keeping girls in school, promoting gender equality, and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Faith-based organizations are part of a global movement to increase healthy pregnancies and decrease maternal mortality, in support of healthy mothers and children worldwide.
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and Hope Through Healing Hands for an event to launch the new book, The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope, compiled by Hope Through Healing Hands and published by HarperCollins and Zondervan. This book brings together 47 notable contributors, including Melinda Gates, Kay Warren, and President Jimmy Carter, to raise awareness and promote advocacy for maternal, newborn, and child health worldwide, with a special emphasis on the importance of healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. Copies of the book will be distributed at the event.
The event will be webcast live at smartglobalhealth.org/live.
Please RSVP here.
Speakers will include:
J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center
Keynote by William H. Frist, MD, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Hope Through Healing Hands
Panel of Selected Book Contributors:
Deborah Dortzbach, Director of Health and Social Development, World Relief
Bruce Wilkinson, President and CEO, Catholic Medical Mission Board
Dennis Cherian, Senior Director, Health & HIV, Resource Development and Management, International Programs Group, World Vision US
Janet Fleischman, Senior Associate, CSIS Global Health Policy Center will moderate the panel.
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