UNICEF Mexico: initiatives in maternal and child health and early childhood

Mexico | October 20, 2015

The latest in the UNICEF Mexico Activate Talk Series, brings together Mexico´s innovators, experts and activists from the NGOs, government, corporate and media to discuss how advances on maternal and child health and early childhood can offer solutions to challenges affecting children in Mexico.

In order to reduce disparities in the fulfillment of child rights related to health and nutrition, UNICEF Mexico Country Office works to provide policy evidence to improve health services, particularly for the most disadvantaged women and children, in two areas:

  • Improving the quality of care provided during labor and the newborn phase
  • Ensuring the right to nutrition by reducing stunting and obesity/overweight rates. The main components of this strategy are the promotion of breastfeeding and generating healthy habits among young children through communication for development activities targeted directly to under-fives.

Speaker details:

  • Claudia Ramos. Publisher for news site Animal Politico – Moderator
  • Isabel Crowley, UNICEF Mexico Representative – Welcome.
  • Eduardo Clark Garcia, Data Director for Development of the Mexico Presidency Office – Prospera Digital, a digital program to impulse maternal and child health.
  • Enrique Majos Ramírez, Director and Executive Director of Trading of Banco Compartamos – Improving my child’s development (Early Child Development Card)
  • Mariana Colmenares, Association of Consultants Certified in Breastfeeding Founder – Presenting breastfeeding video tutorials
  • Patricia Guerra Menéndez, Deputy Director at the Social Security Mexican Institute Foundation -A good start. Early Childhood Development Program.
  • Erika Strand, Chief of Public Policies with UNICEF México – Disney and Sesame Street: Health education initiatives/UNICEF Mexico.

This Activate Talk is an auxiliary event under the first -ever Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City to be held October 18 to 21. This landmark conference will discuss strategies for reaching every mother and newborn with high- quality health care.

NB: All journalists who wish to attend this Activate Talk are welcome, no need of previous register.

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