The Lancet and Women Deliver announce Call for Papers

28 AUGUST 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.

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 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.