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Thursday 6 December 201818.00 to 20.00

Maternal Health: The story so far

This panel event on global maternal health is a collaboration between UCL Bangla Soc, UCL Students for Global Health, and Maa charity. It will take place at UCL, on the evening of next Thursday.

We will be looking at the state of maternal health in developing countries, how it has progressed, and the challenges and barriers still faced today. Our expert speakers will be sharing their knowledge and experiences, both from the World Health Organisation and on the ground. There'll be a chance for you to ask questions during the Q&A session.

We are honoured to host the former Director of the Department of Maternal and Child health at the World Health Organisation; Professor Anthony Costello. A British paediatrician, he is a renowned international expert on maternal, newborn and child health. He is also a Professor of International Child Health and Director of the Institute for Global Health at the University College London.

We will also be joined by Aqil Jaigirdar and Yasmin Abedin from Maa charity. Maa is a student founded, grassroots charity that is committed to improving global maternal health care in developing countries, starting in Bangladesh. Their flagship project, JourneyMaa, takes a group of medical students and professionals from the UK to Bangladesh, to run mobile maternal health camps in rural and deprived villages of Bangladesh. 

Aqil, the founder of Maa, is a doctor who has been working tirelessly to design projects to support mothers around the world alongside his team. He founded the charity as a medical student following a trip to Bangladesh, with a vision to improve maternal health.

Yasmin, a 5th year UCL medical student, is the JourneyMaa Manager for 2019, and was the Summer Lead for 2018. She will be sharing her experiences of working on the ground in Bangladesh. 

This event is open to all, no tickets required though seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Date: Thursday 6th November, 6PM

Location: LT2, Cruciform Building