Friday, July 20 Designing Systems to Improve Care for Every Mother, Everywhere

For families who are in the exciting but vulnerable phase of their lives that spans pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting, our care systems are unreliable and often inadequate. In the United States, we are excellent at responding to emergencies. But in every geographic corridor of the country and every segment of society, avoidable suffering occurs because the system of care is not currently designed to deliver on a broader set of goals beyond emergency response.

This keynote session is about how we can design a system that ensures every person can start or grow their family with dignity by accessing childbirth care that is safe, supportive, and empowering.