Women Deliver 2013
28 May 2013
Participants at the Women Deliver Conference which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between May 28 "“ 30, 2013. Photo: AFT

Today, MDG 5 (Improve Maternal Health) has become a worldwide concern as it has made the least progress and it is most underfed of the health related MDGs. Nevertheless, none of the MDGs can be achieved without much progress in promoting women’s reproductive rights and protecting maternal and newborn health. Every year between 350,000- 500,000 girls and women die from pregnancy related causes.

Women deliver is the largest global event of the decade that has continued to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women. Thousands of participants from around the world, including government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, NGO representatives, corporate leaders, and global media outlets have taken great interest in this.

This year,the Women Deliver conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 28 ““ 30 May 2013. The theme of the 2013 conference is ‘Invest in Girls and Women – It Pays.‘ ‘

A valuable investment is one in girls and women. The Women Deliver 2013 conference is the most important date in the international population and development calendar. With the 2015 Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, the time is now to deliver for girls and women. Women Deliver 2013 will serve as a global platform for ensuring that the health and rights of girls and women remain top priorities now, and for decades to come.

More than 120 concurrent sessions, high-level plenaries, skills-building workshops, and ministerial and parliamentarian forums will inspire and inform your work to build a better world for girls and women. Check out the partner side events and options for site visits to learn about additional meetings and events before, during, and after the conference.

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will be participating in this largest global conference on girls’ and women’s health and empowerment where Dr. Eliya Zulu will be taking a keen interest in demonstrating how the health of girls and women affects the health and economic development of the world.

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