Navigation Links
Christy Turlington Burns to speak on energizing and broadening the Maternal Health movement

BOSTON -- Fashion model and Global Maternal Health Advocate Christy Turlington Burns will speak at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on International Child Health meeting at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 4:15-5 p.m. ET. Ms. Turlington Burns is the founder of Every Mother Counts, a non-profit advocacy campaign founded in 2010 to increase public awareness of and support for improved maternal and child health.

During her presentation, Ms. Turlington Burns will screen excerpts from her film, "No Woman, No Cry." The film shares stories of at-risk women in four parts of the world a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum in Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States.

"Like many women, I was excited to become a mother and loved being pregnant," said Ms. Turlington Burns. "But just after delivering my first child, I suffered a serious complication. While I had a birth team that worked quickly to manage the situation, I was shocked to learn that hundreds of thousands of women die each year during childbirth -- and that 90 percent of these deaths are preventable. This left me needing to learn more about maternal health."

Maternal and newborn health are closely related. The goal of Every Mother Counts is to help girls and women worldwide at risk of suffering from maternal mortality. All women deserve access to appropriate and well-equipped health care facilities with trained healthcare workers, but maternal mortality is a global tragedy that can be prevented. Visit for more information.

Contact: Debbie Linchesky
American Academy of Pediatrics

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Toys"R"Us, Inc. Expands its Support of Autism Speaks Throughout North America
2. Howard Dean to Speak at the 2010 DTC National Conference
3. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. President Joseph F. Page to Speak at University of Michigan
4. Register Online for this Year's Horst Senior Living Conference on April 8 Featuring Keynote Speaker and Senior Housing Expert Jim Moore
5. SharpLogic Announces Launch Of SpeakFlow Non-Linear Presentation Suite At
6. Qui Tam Attorney Tim Terry to Speak at Phoenix Thunderbird Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
7. Sumner Redstone Donates $1 Million to Autism Speaks to Support Autism Research and Programs
8. AWWA Announces ACE10 Speakers
9. Step Up to Speak Up Events Use Spoken Word and African-American Greek Tradition of Stepping to Raise Awareness for Organ and Tissue Donation
10. Congresswoman Maloney To Be Keynote Speaker: Momentum Builds for Hysterectomy Informed Consent Legislation
11. Founder and President of BOMF, Anne Mahlum, Speaks on How Running Helps to Tackle Homelessness, at National Press Club
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery ... to integrate dose form selection in early phase drug development. The first of ... and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners, and investors, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical ... professionals and offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group . ... of October 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... PRMA ... On November 19, 2015, our surgeons performed their 6,000th free flap breast reconstruction surgery! ... “We wake up every day excited to rebuild lives and it’s an honor to ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... second medical opinion process, participated in the 61st annual Employee Benefits Conference. The ... and took place Sunday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The conference ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... Pixel Film Studios brings Final Cut ... Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes with 30 all-new vintage-inspired designs, with ... users limitless opportunities to stylize and create designs quickly and easily, all within ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ... Surface Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Competitive ... offering.  --> ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the "2016 Future ... Drugs of Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, ... report to their offering. --> ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... STOCKHOLM , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... --> Juntendo universitetssjukhus ser potential att ... av magnetresonansbilder (MR-bilder) för patienter med ... tecknat ett forskningsavtal med SyntheticMR AB för ... kliniska forskningsprojekt på sjukhuset. Med SyMRI kan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: