Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, once said, “Children are our future, and their mothers are its guardians.” In a world where 289,000 mothers still die each year from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth and approximately 18,000 children die each day, no one can afford to stay silent on the subject of women’s and children’s health.
On June 30, you can add your voice to the conversation by joining the UN Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) for Healthy Women & Children +SocialGood. This interactive, digital event will highlight progress on women’s and children’s health. It will feature several compelling “storytellers” who will share their personal experiences. A mother from Ghana will describe the heartbreak of losing her premature newborn; a brave young woman will recount her escape from child marriage; others will tell of their experiences with fistula and HIV.
Healthy Women & Children +SocialGood will also bring together high-level experts and advocates, as well as youth leaders, to identify “what works” for women’s and children’s health and what the global community must collectively do to ensure that women, newborns and children everywhere can lead longer, healthier lives.
Hundreds of experts representing the health, nutrition, education, gender and development, public and private sector communities will gather in Johannesburg to attend the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Forum on June 30 and July 1. Join them and maternal and child health advocates around the world, as well as the +SocialGood community of more than 30,000 members, fans and followers, and tune into Healthy Women & Children +SocialGood on June 30 at 11am ET.
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Follow the conversation using #PMNCHLive #SocialGood, and be part of the conversation about how we can collectively work to make the world a safer place for mothers and their children. Learn more and see the full program here.