The United States' support of women's health globally has been stagnant since 1994 - the year Congress began cutting funding for programs proven to save women's lives. Now, with a new President and Congress committed to restoring America's reputation abroad, we have an extraordinary opportunity to reduce maternal mortality and increase access to family planning.
Join Dr. Ana Langer, President/CEO of EngenderHealth, the leading international reproductive health organization, to hear the "Top 5 Actions for the Next Administration" improve women's health. Dr. Langer will provide a first-hand account of EngenderHealth's experience working in more than 25 countries, and what changes in U.S. policies will mean for women everywhere.
A lifelong advocate for women's health and rights, Dr. Langer's expertise includes reproductive health policy, programs and research with a particular focus on maternal health. Dr. Langer has published widely and sits on the World Health Organization's Advisory Committee on Health Research and is the co-chair of the International Planned Parenthood Federation's International Medical Advisory Panel.
EngenderHealth is a leading international reproductive health organization working to improve the quality of health care in the world's poorest communities. EngenderHealth empowers people to make informed choices about contraception, trains health providers to make motherhood safer, promotes gender equity, enhances the quality of HIV and AIDS services, and advocates for positive policy change. The non-profit organization works in partnership with governments, institutions, communities, and health care professionals in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. With an annual budget of $70 million, the organization is supported by the U.S. government, private foundations and corporations, and individual donors. For more than 65 years, EngenderHealth has reached more than 100 million people to help them realize a better life.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hang Art Gallery
556 Sutter Street, San Francisco
$15 HBSA/NC member
Wine courtesy of Heitz Wine Cellars
Organizers: Margaret Kim '98 and Pam Williams Brown '00