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Women Deliver President Discusses Conference, Development Goals In Times Of India Interview

In an interview with the Times of India, Jill Sheffield, president and founder of Women Deliver, discusses the upcoming Women Deliver 2013 conference, taking place next week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Malaysia is a shining example of what smart investments and political will can do for the health and well-being of girls and women,” she said, noting the country has reduced maternal mortality rates more than 45 percent. “This is the first time one of our conferences will be in Asia, in a predominantly Muslim but truly multicultural society. We hope to share Malaysia’s lessons globally,” she said. Sheffield discusses the push to reach Millennium Development Goal 5 to reduce maternal mortality by 75 percent, the positive impact of family planning, and the importance of tackling gender-based violence, according to the transcript (Karkaria, 5/24).