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MARCH Centre seminar: The politics of family planning programmes

MARCH Centre seminar: The politics of family planning programmes

29 January 2015
Marge Berer from the journal Reproductive Health Matters will be delivering a seminar at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH) is delighted to announce that Marge Berer from the journal Reproductive Health Matters will be delivering a seminar on The politics of family planning programmes. The IDEAS project is part of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's MARCH Center.

When: 12.45 - 14.00
Where: Lucas Room (LG81), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT, UK

About Marge Berer

Marge Berer is the founding editor of Reproductive Health Matters. She is on the advisory group for the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion, and the listserve co-ordinator.

She was the chair of the Steering Committee of the International Consortium for Medical Abortion from 2002 to 2011. She was also the chair of Voice for Choice, the coalition of pro-choice organisations in the UK, from 2007 to 2009.

She received the Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for Excellence in Writing and Editing in the Population Sciences in May 2007. She was the first chairwoman of the Gender Advisory Panel, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, from 1996 to 2001, and a member of the International Women’s Advisory Panel of the IPPF from 1993-98.

Marge has been working in the UK and internationally since 1976 as an advocate for abortion rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has published a lot on maternal mortality over the years, starting in 1988 for the 1st International Day of Action for Women's Health (28th May 1988). She also edited and authored a book in 1991-1993 on women and HIV, sexual and reproductive health that helped to place these issues on the global agenda.

About the MARCH Centre

The Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH) is the central hub for women’s and children’s health within The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with over 150 members creating synergies for inter-disciplinary research and leadership for change. MARCH strengthens and promotes innovation, evaluation and evidence-based policy making by fostering communication and collaboration inside and outside the School and between researchers and policy makers, across a range of settings in over 100 countries and multiple disciplines.