With hundreds of thousands of women still dying each year from childbirth—and on the eve of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) five-year countdown summit in New York—renowned model and maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns will preview her debut documentary, No Woman, No Cry, a powerful portrayal of at-risk pregnant women in Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and the United States. A high-level panel discussion will follow to discuss progress that has been made and what more must be done.
Participants will include:
- Christy Turlington Burns, Maternal Health Advocate
- Suraya Dalil, Minister of Health, Afghanistan
- Rep. Nita Lowey, Chair, Foreign Operations Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY)
- Purnima Mane, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Bank Managing Director
The event starts at 11 a.m. with remarks, a preview of the documentary, and a panel discussion. Christy Turlington Burns, Suraya Dalil and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be available to meet with press before the event.
LOCATION: World Bank, Preston Auditorium, 1818 H St. N.W., Washington, DC
DATE/TIMES: Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010
Program: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Photos/press availability: 10:30-11 a.m.
RSVP: Press registration is advisable. Please call (202) 458-7891 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.