Maternal Health Internationally - What's Really Needed?

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Wed, 2010-06-16 12:00

The Canadian Women’s Health Network welcomes Katherine McDonald, Executive Director of Action Canada for Population and Development, to discuss what the evidence shows about maternal health internationally and how this relates to gender equality and human rights.

McDonald will discuss sexual and reproductive health in the developing world and offer historical context to the current political discussion. She will talk about women's health and reproductive rights in international law and discuss the disparities between the Global South and North.

Before joining ACPD in 1997, McDonald practiced law for ten years, and was the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Public Legal Education Society, and President of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She is a Past President of Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, and a past member of the governing bodies of International Planned Parenthood Federation. She holds a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Laws from the University of Ottawa.

Download the presentation PowerPoint here (courtesy of the Guttmacher Institute)

Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.