The Lancet and Women Deliver – Call for Papers {Dec 14 deadline}

The Lancet and Women Deliver announce Call for Papers

06 SEPTEMBER 2012 – In light of the upcoming conference in 2013, Women Deliver and The Lancet have issued a call for submissions from research groups working on reproductive, maternal, and newborn health globally. Submissions should address the themes of the upcoming conference: investment in women, meeting women’s need for contraception, and the new architecture for the development goals and the effect on reproductive health.

Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system by December 14, 2012. SUBMIT A PAPER HERE

Women Deliver: closing the gap for reproductive and maternal health—call for papers

Since the first Women Deliver conference was held in London in October, 2007, the world has seen a dramatic increase in attention, action, and investment towards achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5) to improve maternal health.

Globally, the number of maternal deaths has dropped from 543000 in 1990 to 287000 in 2010, according to UN estimates, 1 with enormous variations by country and by region. Although significant progress has been made, few developing countries are on track to achieve the overall targets set for MDG 5: to reduce maternal mortality by 75% by 2015 and to achieve universal access to reproductive health.

TAKE ACTION– Women Deliver is committed to working with YOU to prevent maternal death and disability.

Newborn health, which is intimately connected to women’s health and access to care during pregnancy and delivery, is improving at an even slower rate.Women Deliver is a global advocacy organisation that brings together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women.

The three core themes of the 2013 conference are: investment in women, meeting women’s need for contraception, and the new architecture for the development goals and the effect on reproductive health. More broadly, the conference will focus on the links between improving maternal health and other development goals, including education, environment, gender equity, human rights, reduction in child mortality, and the eradication of HIV/AIDS.

*Participants will include heads of state, researchers, the private sector, foundations, health professionals, and civil society organizations.

The Lancet is planning a special issue to coincide with the Women Deliver conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 28–30, 2013. We invite high quality submissions that address the themes of the conference and are from research groups working on reproductive, maternal, and newborn health globally. Manuscripts should be submitted via our online submission system by Dec 14, 2012. The bulk of manuscripts should follow the usual Lancet format for original research articles, but we will also consider case studies and other less researchoriented submissions, as seen in the blue and green sections of the journal. Please state in the cover letter that the submission is in response to this call for papers.

Since the first Women Deliver conference in October 2007, governments, civil society, and the private sector have all made dramatic advances in improving maternal health, and the lives of girls and women.

Although maternal deaths are on the decline, slow progress in many countries called for the second Women Deliver conference in 2010, which lead to more commitments from across sectors to changing the maternal health outlook. The 3rd {third} Women Deliver Conference will take place from May 28 – 30, 2013, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, focusing on the links between improving maternal health and other development goals.

Please join us on May 28-30, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the third Women Deliver global conference. EARLY BIRD registration is now open and will close on January 31, 2013. Early bird registrants will receive a 20% reduction on registration and get a wide choice of discounted hotel rooms. Please visit our conference site often to find information on the program, media, partner events, exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, and more.

Registration Type Start Date End Date Fee (USD)

  • Early-Bird Registration 1 June 2012 31 January 2013 – USD500
  • Regular Registration 1 February 2013 26 May 2013 – USD650
  • On-Site Registration 27 May 2013 30 May 2013 – USD800
  • Youth Registration* 1 June 2012 26 May 2013 – USD400
  • Group Registration** 1 June 2012 26 May 2013 – USD400

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS HERE

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