International Development Committee Announcement


Thursday 22 November 2007, 2.30pm
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm:

Evidence will be taken from:

€ Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet

€ Brigid McConville, White Ribbon Alliance

And at 3.30pm from:

€ Michael Holscher, Director of External Relations, Marie Stopes International

€ Giorgio Cometto, Health Adviser, Save the Children UK

This is the third session in the maternal health inquiry. The first panel will explore advocacy strategies for maternal health and issues around demand- and supply-side approaches to reaching Millennium Development Goal 5. The second panel is an opportunity to discuss the work of two NGOs on maternal health, with a particular focus on maternal health in conflict and crisis settings.


Committee Membership is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, Lib Dem), John Battle MP (Lab), Hugh Bayley MP (Lab), John Bercow MP (Con), Richard Burden MP (Lab), Mr Stephen Crabb (Con), Mr Quentin Davies MP (Lab), James Duddridge MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh (Lab), Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem).

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