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  1. Martha N. Murdock Director, Latin America and the Caribbean Program Family Care International June 9, 2010

  2. LAC Context • Average maternal health indicators hide broad disparities between and within countries • Region with the highest proportion of maternal deaths due to abortion • Adolescent pregnancy rates higher than world averages

  3. Challenges in LAC Region • Dwindling international resources in LAC • Reduction in national health budgets, defunding of maternal and SR health • MM considered a health sector issue • Emerging conservative trends and legislative restrictions to legislation in LAC region

  4. LAC Regional Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction • Promote regional inter-agency collaboration to implement MMR programs and policies • Strengthen inter-agency collaboration • Mobilize high-level commitments • Build knowledge on effective strategies

  5. Membership • Founding members (1998) PAHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, IADB, World Bank, USAID, Population Council, Family Care International • Expanded Membership (2009) Founding members + ECLAC, ICM, FLASOG, UNESCO, UNIFEM, UNOPS, FIGO + associated agencies

  6. Enabling Factors for National and Regional Advocacy on MM (Shiffman): • Cohesive networks • Credible health indicators • High-level events that highlight maternal mortality and promote commitment to addressing it

  7. Regional Task Force Strategies • Develop regional knowledge-sharing platform • Focus on prioritized interventions (Regional Strategic Consensus Document) • Strengthen information systems • Build new strategic alliances • High-level advocacy

  8. Regional Conference of Women Leaders on MDG 5 • Hosted by Regional Task Force on MMR • May 27-28, Lima, Peru • 70 high-level leaders from 13 countries • Sectors: Media, Indigenous networks, Private, Justice, Parliament, Women’s movement, Youth, Technical, Academia • Interactive and inter-sectoral exchanges

  9. Regional Conference: Outcomes Declaration and Commitment: www.conferenciademujereslideres.com Follow up advocacy through: • Country-level replication (ECU, PAR, BOL) • Regional network of media professionals • Parliamentary network on MMR • Positioning of MMR and gender in political agenda of Continental Network of Indigenous Women

  10. Next Steps • Develop and share new messaging strategies • Create new venues to position issue • Build media network to share success stories and build commitment • Develop tools and venues for young people to address pregnancy prevention • Promote social monitoring of commitments

  11. Criteria for Successful Partnership • Concise mandate • Members recognize value added of alliance • Roles and responsibilities defined • Realistic workplan and monitoring system • Commitment by key partners to move work plan forward • Resource mobilization capacity • Country level linkages

  12. www.conferenciademujereslideres.com іGracias!