With the 2015 Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, the conference 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 have been arranged to inspire and inform work to build a better world for women.
According to the organisers, the conference will focus on three key themes: investing in girls and women, ensuring global access to family planning, and prioritizing girls and women in the post-2015 development framework.
Global luminaries, including His Excellency Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates, UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin and High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Member Graça Machel, will speak on these issues.
“Women Deliver 2013 could not come at a more critical time,” said Women Deliver President & Founder Jill Sheffield. “Shortly after the conference, global leaders will release their recommendations on the post-Millennium Development Goal framework – so we must raise our voices and be heard. Girls and women should – and must – be front and centre.”
Live Webcast also available.
On the occasion, Aga Khan University faculty will be part of the following concurrent sessions:
Women Deliver as Those Who Manage, Lead, and Govern for Health
May 28, 14:45 – 16:15, Room 305
Dr Fauziah Rabbani, Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences
Best Practices in Improving Reproductive Health Care
May 29, 11:00 – 13:00, Room 401
Dr Jai Das, Senior Instructor, Division of Women and Child Health
Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: The 2013 Countdown to 2015 Report and Country Profiles
May 30, 11:00 – 13:00, Plenary Theatre
Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health