COP28 Resilience Hub: Birth in a Burning World: Action for Maternal and Newborn Health and Justice
Speakers will share interventions and tools that integrate heat action within maternal health services and identify what can be done to address inequalities that cause maternal and child mortality in the context of a warming climate.
Exposure to extreme heat causes maternal complications, impacts fetal development, and disrupts access to maternal healthcare. Highly exposed regions already have the worst maternal mortality rates due to lack of investment in reproductive health. This session will advocate for equitable healthcare access for pregnant people, inclusion in decision-making and in climate advocacy, and strategies for managing heat-related health risks.
Addressing the impact of climate change on maternal and child health requires must include actions on the wider determinants of health. The speakers will share interventions and tools that integrate heat action within maternal health services and identify what can be done to address the inequalities that cause high burden of maternal and child mortality in the context of a warming climate.
This event is organized by LSHTM, Clinton Health Action Initiative, Human Rights Watch.
- Ms. Elena Villalobos Prats, Climate and Health Technical Lead, World Health Organisation Geneva.
- Dr Angela Baschieri, UNFPA Technical Lead on Climate Action
- Dr Revati Phalkey, Global Director Health and Nutrition, Save the Children International
- Prof Ahmedul Kabir, Additional Director General (Planning & Development), Directorate General of Health services, Bangladesh
- Please note to watch this event online, you will need to register for the Resilience Hub Virtual Platform .
- Please note this event takes place at 08:00 - 09:00 (GMT) / 12:00 -13:00 (GMT+4)
- Please note that the recording link will be listed on this page when available.