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Media Advisory: No Woman, No Cry

September 10, 2010

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 mmayhew1@worldbank.org to RSVP.

Media Contacts
In Washington
Melanie Mayhew
Tel : (202) 406-0504
Natalia Cieslik
Tel : (202) 458-9369