On May 6, 2015, Rabin Martin Vice President Sarah Hanck was a respondent at an event on Capitol Hill hosted by the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) to discuss ways to enhance U.S. engagement on Maternal and Child Health in sub-Saharan Africa. The panel featured maternal health and partnership experts Koki Agarwal, the Director of USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), Jhpiego; Natasha Bilimoria, Director of U.S. Strategy for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; Allyala Nandakumar, the Chief Economist for Global Health for USAID; Heather Watts, Maternal and Child Health Coordinator for the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; and moderator Katherine Bliss, Senior Associate in Global Health Policy Center for CSIS. The event highlighted a new CSIS microsite and report from a February 2015 delegation to the United Republic of Tanzania that examined U.S.-Tanzania bilateral and multisectoral partnership on maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH). Sarah provided private sector perspective and maternal health expertise as one of the eight delegation members on the trip. During the event, Sarah shared her insights from Tanzania and the role of the private sector in advancing maternal health.
The interactive website and downloadable report are both available here.