Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths | Discussion Featuring USAID Administrator Gayle Smith


Join USAID and the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) for a discussion about the progress and future of efforts to End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths.

Over the last two decades, the world has reduced child and maternal mortality by one-half. This is considered to be one of the greatest successes in international development. At the same time, it is critical that we double down on current efforts and re-examine what is and isn’t working if we are going to sustain and build on these achievements. Where and how can we further focus and maximize impact? How is the global development community collectively measuring success? What is the best way to talk about our efforts to keep up momentum and support? And what concrete steps can the U.S. Government and others take to increase sustainable health financing?

This discussion will provide business, nonprofit, and government perspectives on our ability to significantly curtail preventable child and maternal deaths in increasingly interconnected global development efforts.

Keynote remarks: Gayle Smith, Administrator, USAID

To be followed by featured discussants

Location:  Horizon Ballroom | Ronald Reagan Building | 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW | Washington, DC | Metro stop: Federal Triangle