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What Will It Take to Achieve Both Healthy Children and Healthy Economies?

October 11, 2013

World Bank Headquarters and Online

What Will It Take to Achieve Both Healthy Children and Healthy Economies?
  • DATE: Friday, October 11, 2013
  • TIME: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m EDT approx

Healthy and prosperous economies start with healthy children born to healthy women. Yet with fewer than 900 days left until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, the lives of millions of children and pregnant women remain in the balance. This World Bank forum will underscore the linkages between progress on maternal and child health and economic growth, with a focus on the importance of nutrition and family planning; showcase smart investments that countries are making; identify remaining gaps; and coordinate action around country and development partner commitments.

The webcast panel includes senior officials from the World Bank and the U.S. government; Hans Rosling, Founder of Gapminder Foundation; and two panel discussions with finance ministers and development partners. Join the conversation at @worldbankhealth or follow #WBLive.

Special Remarks:
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Moderator:

Femi Oke, Host, Al Jazeera Journalist

Speakers: 

Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID

Hans Rosling, Director, Gapminder Foundation

Armida Alisjahbana, Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Indonesia

Sakhr Al-Wajeeh, Minister of Finance, Yemen

Shanker Roslind Koirala, Minister of Finance, Nepal