Wilson Center Event Examines How Aid Distribution, Armed Conflict Affect Maternal, Child Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Mothers on the Front Lines: Armed Conflict, Aid Distribution, and Maternal and Child Health
Elizabeth Wang, intern with the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, summarizes a recent Wilson Center event on relationships among maternal and child health, aid, and armed conflict. Wang summarizes comments made by the panelists, including Henrik Urdal, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO); Eran Bendavid, associate professor of medicine at Stanford University; Gudrun Østby, senior researcher at PRIO; Geeta Lal, coordinator of UNFPA’s Global Midwifery Program; and Kathleen Hill of USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (9/12).