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Country-level Champions: Zambia Drives Progress for Women and Girls

March 13, 2015  • Simone Peer

As the new global development agenda takes shape, we must consider global priorities for maternal and child survival and what is needed to drive progress for women and girls at the country level.

In this conversation, we explore the impact of public sector leadership for reproductive health, opportunities to build support across ministries and other public offices, as well as meaningful engagement of civil society in informing policy and funding priorities. Zambia is a prime example as it tackles the most pressing needs for women and girls including family planning and reproductive health, child and early marriage and gender-based violence.

Featuring:

The Honorable Nkandu Luo, minister of gender and child development, Zambia
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health, coordinator for maternal and child survival US Agency for International Development

Moderated by:

Peggy Clark, vice president of policy programs and executive director of Global Health and Development, the Aspen Institute