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WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR DECLINING MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY IN THE WORLD? INSIGHTS FROM THE UK, US AND INDIA

Globally, maternal and child mortality rates have rapidly declined over the last three decades. In this lecure, I will talk about the key reasons for this improvement in maternal and child health in the world. I will use three country cases - United Kingdom, the United States and India, to discuss what works and what does not work in improving maternal and child health.

Bio: Genevie Fernandes is a doctoral fellow at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Her research examines the World Bank’s influence in maternal and child health over the last four decades. Genevie has worked in the capacities of research and program management in the areas of maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, and tobacco control, with government, non-governmental, and international development agencies including UNICEF, USAID and JHUCCP across 4 states in India. She has a BA in Psychology (Honors) and Anthropology and an MA in Sociology from the University of Mumbai, and an MSc. in Health Inequalities and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh. Genevie is interested in research and policy for advancing reproductive health rights and universal health coverage in low-resource settings.

More about Genevie, the team and our work here:- http://globalhealthgovernance.org/team-member-page-genevie

The event is supported by the Welcome Trust and the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Waitrose.

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