12.30-1.30pm, Wed 27th March 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Caroline Homer AO, Co-Program Director, Women and Children’s Health &
Co-Head, Women’s and Newborn’s Health Working Group
Maternal and newborn health issues remain a significant unfinished agenda on the global stage. Many countries, including some in our Asia Pacific region, failed to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 and are now working towards meeting the relevant Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Some countries are on track where as others will not meet them without significant investments in the health workforce, commodities, service provision and the empowerment of women. This talk will address the current key challenges and indicators and highlight a number of areas for investment, research and development.