Conversation with international maternal and child right’s advocate to focus on severe maternal morbidity

Jan 30, 2012  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

Raul Mercer, MD, MsC, an international maternal and child rights advocate, will speak at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission on Friday, February 3 about a new World Health Organization initiative around severe maternal morbidity.

Join the Healthy Start Coalition for a conversation with Dr. Mercer about pregnancy-associated morbidities and mortality and strategies for promoting women’s health and children’s health as a human rights issue.

The event will be at 1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. at 9am. For more information on the WHO initiative, visit here.


  • 9:00-10:30 Addressing Severe Maternal Morbidity: An emerging WHO public health initiative, Healthy Start/Community
  • 11:00-12:00 Framing Women’s Health in the context of Human Rights, Healthy Start/Community
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 Child Rights and Child Health Movement in Latin America, Management Team/CHEQR


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