SAVE THE MOTHERS PART OF GLOBAL FIRST AS CANADA’S NGO COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER FOR GLOBAL WOMEN & CHILDREN’S HEALTH

STM picture of young children

September 20, 2013

HAMILTON, Ontario—Save the Mothers (STM) will be among almost 70 leading Canadian organizations that compose the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH) when it meets for IMPACT 2025: Working Together for Global Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, October 3-4, 2013 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. The gathering is a global first; bringing together influential Canadian leaders from across the country whose organizations work in over a thousand regions around the world.

“This gathering is a testament to Canadian compassion, spirit of cooperation, and global leadership in improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable women and children,” said Dr. Daniel Scott, Managing Director of Save the Mothers. “2010 was a landmark year for the world’s women and children,” he added. “Through the G8, Canada led a global effort to see that women and children do not die needlessly from preventable causes. Three years in, global and Canadian evidence is demonstrating that investments are having a tremendous impact. These results not only reflect a wise investment, but also the values of millions of Canadians who support this effort.”

Every day 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Ninety-nine percent of these deaths occur in the developing world. Save the Mothers is a Canadian organization supported by countless Canadian churches, individual Christians and others, which operates a unique educational program—in partnership with Uganda Christian University. The STM program equips East African professionals to improve the health of their countries’ poorest, most vulnerable mothers and babies. Dr. Scott will represent Save the Mothers’ multi-disciplinary approach to combatting maternal mortality at IMPACT 2025. “To date, Save the Mothers has educated 300 East African professionals (from a wide array of fields) to influence and advocate for positive societal change,” he said. “And lives are being saved.”

Together with government leaders, senior bureaucrats and private sector partners, IMPACT 2025 will be a unique opportunity for individual Canadian-based organizations working in maternal and child health in the world’s poorest countries to share success stories, collectively explore the current landscape of Canadian-based efforts in global maternal and child health, and to stimulate collaboration in shaping a common framework geared towards maximizing a sustainable, measurable, and fiscally responsible impact over the coming decade.

Media are welcome to attend the Mix & Mingle cocktail event on October 3rd between 5:45 pm – 8:00 p.m. at the Colonel By Lobby, Ottawa Convention Centre to cover the event.

Symposium program overview and registration: http://can-mnch.ca/impact-2025-program-overview/

 

For more information or interviews,

Contact:  Daniel Scott, Managing Director

Email:     dscott@savethemothers.org

Phone:   (905) 928-7283

Website: www.savethemothers.org