Wilson Center, Save The Children Event Examines Challenges Of Providing Maternal, Newborn Health In Urban Settings

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The Urban Disadvantage: Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Priorities
Nancy Chong, intern for the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, discusses remarks made by panelists at an event on urban maternal and newborn health hosted by Save the Children and the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative. Panelists included Robert Clay, vice president of global health at Save the Children; Lynn Freedman, professor and director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program at Columbia University; Shanon McNab, associate director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program at Columbia University; and Lani Crane, a health and nutrition specialist for Save the Children. The panelists discussed the challenges that urban communities face in providing maternal and newborn health services and how “the idea that one can expect better health outcomes in urban settings … is no longer true” (2/14).