Join Us in DC and NY: Maternal Health and UHC, and Power of Global Health Photography

Join Us in DC and NY: Maternal Health and UHC, and Power of Global Health Photography

{Photo credit: Rui Pires.}Photo credit: Rui Pires.

Post updated: February 19, 2014 to include Feb. 20 webcast link, hashtag, and new UNFPA speaker.

You are invited to join MSH and our partners for two exciting events this month in Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, New York.

On Thursday, Feb. 20, President & CEO Dr. Jonathan D. Quick will join Drs. Ana Langer and Jacqueline Mahon at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, for a critical discussion on addressing gender-based inequalities in health through a shared maternal health and universal health coverage (UHC) post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, panelists, including MSH's Director of Strategic Communications Barbara Ayotte and two MSH photo fellows, will discuss using the power of photography to increase global health awareness. Ayotte will also describe the MSH Photography Fellows Program, in partnership with A photography exhibition and reception will follow this New York event.

See below or events pages for details. If you can't join in person, follow coverage on " href="">Twitter and here on the Global Health Impact Blog.

Improving Maternal Health through Universal Health Coverage

Thursday, February 20, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Woodrow Wilson Center - 5th Floor
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

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With maternal mortality and other women's health targets among those lagging furthest behind in the soon-to-expire Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), new thinking is needed to better address gender-based health inequities. Join MSH President & CEO Jonathan D. Quick and colleagues for a discussion about the need for a shared maternal health and universal health coverage agenda reflected in both national-and global-level efforts, particularly in the context of an emerging post-2015 development framework.


  • Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) 
  • Dr. Ana Langer, Harvard University, Women and Health Initiative, and Maternal Health Task Force
  • Dr. Jacqueline Mahon, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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Join the maternal health and UHC conversation on Twitter with " href="">, the Wilson Center's " href=""> and hashtag " href="">.

Using the Power of Photography to Promote Global Awareness

{Photo by Todd Shapera.}Photo by Todd Shapera.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Panel Discussion
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Exhibition Reception

PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York

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Join MSH Director of Strategic Communications Barbara Ayotte, two MSH Photo Fellows, and (SDN) Founder and Director Glenn Ruga for a panel discussion on photography and global health, followed by a photography exhibition reception of 2013 SDN winners.

Panel Discussion: Photography and Global Health
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

  • Barbara Ayotte, Director of Strategic Communications, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
  • Todd Shapera, 2013 SDN/MSH Photo Fellow
  • Mark Tuschman, 2014 SDN/MSH Photo Fellow
  • Moderated by Glenn Ruga, SDN Founder & Director

Exhibition Reception
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Exhibition of winners of SDN's Call for Entries on Global Awareness. 

  • Grand Prize Winners: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu and Mark Tuschman
  • SDN Documentary Prize: Fausto Podavini
  • Honorable Mentions: Carol Allen Storey and Suvra Kanti Das

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