Friday, November 20, 2009

Demand Dignity Series : Maternal Mortality

WHEN: Tuesday 8th December 2009 from 12-1:30pm

WHERE: NSW Action Centre. Level 1, 79 Myrtle St Chippendale

As part of Amnesty International's campaign, 'Demand Dignity', Amnesty’s NSW Branch is hosting a series of lunchtime talks on the Millennium Development Goals. This campaign is concerned with human rights and poverty, covering a number of key issues including maternal mortality, slums and corporate accountability. These talks will provide an overview of each of these topics.

For our first event we will have three speakesr: Sue Ndwala,World Vision's Maternal and Child Health Advisor will discuss issues surrounding maternal mortality and her experience in developing countries. Additionally, Professor Jill White and Rebeccah Bartlett will explain their Birthing Kit Initiative. For some background information have a look at their video.

Every minute a woman dies of causes related to pregnancy and child birth. Almost every one of these deaths could have been prevented with access to high quality, affordable and timely medical care.

Come along to learn more about the relationship between poverty, dignity and human rights, the shocking reality of maternal mortality and how you can get involved in preventing it.


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