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Childbirth Survival International
 
November 2016 Digest

Reaching the Unreached with Health Services & Information 
Dear CSI Friends, Partners, and Donors:

CSI continues to align reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health efforts to contribute to the achievement of national and global goals but most importantly to impact the lives of the people served. We have seen the impact of educating and empowering the girl child to get an education; we have seen how engaging men in the conversations has improved better access to health services and information for women and children; we have seen the value of CSI midwifery professional development in improving quality and respectful maternity care in health facilities. 

The data reveals CSI's positive impact in saving and changing lives and we believe that is important to help partners and donors recognize CSI is
a strong global health allyWe thank you for remaining connected to CSI and your interest in the work we do in underserved communities especially for pregnant women and adolescent girls.

In the spirit of being thankful and giving back to help the
poor and less fortunate, please support one of the CSI
causes today and on #GivingTuesday.

Warm regards, 
CSI Founders
Stella Mpanda, CNM & Tausi Suedi, MPH
News & Announcements
CSI is a member of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Consortium and together with partners will be an active member to advance the agenda.

Click here to read President Obama's Executive Order -- Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats.
Upcoming events for CSI
Girl Talk, Girl Power: Investing in Girls
Date:
November 2016 (various dates)
Location: Multiple schools in Wakiso District, Uganda

The CSI Uganda team will reach out to adolescent girls from P.6 to S.2 with educational and informational materials on "taboo" topics. Several schools across Uganda have embraced CSI's girl child program, Girl Talk, Girl Power as a culturally appropriate and effective program in understanding menstruation and menstrual hygiene, prevention of HIV/AIDS infection, reducing unintended pregnancies, and empowering girls to stay in school.  

African Healthcare Infrastructure Committee Meeting
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Constituency for Africa, 2001 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 
With the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, it's critical to keep strengthening of healthcare systems, quality healthcare delivery, data and dissemination of information to ensure better health for all in Africa and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals remains a top priority in the next administration. CSI as a Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health organization working in Africa will contribute to policy recommendations.


Global Respectful Maternity Care Council Meeting 
Date: Monday, December 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC
As a key White Ribbon Alliance partner for safe motherhood, CSI will attend the quarterly meeting contributing to the achievement of guidelines and standards to reduce preventable maternal-newborn mortality in developing countries.
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