Global Maternal Health Conference 2013

Rights based approaches are discussed in terms of the individual and maternal health as a global movement. Aguilera studied the quality of maternal care at primary health care centers in Mexico. Health care during pregnancy was rated highly, but L&D and postpartum care needed improvement resulting in further reviews and improvements of these centers. Yamin gave a background of the rights-based approach framework as well as a description of the current status of these rights, included in the latest UN Technical Guidance document. McBroom described the advocacy work in India with Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) which at the time had over 30 cases on maternal health rights.

Moderator: Lynn Freedman, AMDD Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Applying rights-based approaches for the prevention of maternal mortality and morbidity: Recent developments at the United Nations
Alicia Yamin, Harvard School of Public Health

Using the law to combat maternal mortality: Lawyers and public health activists unite in India
Kerry McBroom, Human Rights Law Network

Quality of care during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum from the perspective of rights and multiculturalism in primary health centers in the State of Oaxaca Mexico
Matthias Sachse Aguilera, Oaxaca State Safe Motherhood Committee

Filmed in Arusha, Tanzania. Wednesday, 16 January 2013

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