Conversation with international maternal and child right’s advocate to focus on severe maternal morbidity

Raul Mercer, MD, MsC, an international maternal and child rights advocate, will speak at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission on Friday, February 3 about a new World Health Organization initiative around severe maternal morbidity.

Join the Healthy Start Coalition for a conversation with Dr. Mercer about pregnancy-associated morbidities and mortality and strategies for promoting women’s health and children’s health as a human rights issue.

The event will be at 1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. at 9am. For more information on the WHO initiative, visit here.


  • 9:00-10:30 Addressing Severe Maternal Morbidity: An emerging WHO public health initiative, Healthy Start/Community
  • 11:00-12:00 Framing Women’s Health in the context of Human Rights, Healthy Start/Community
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 Child Rights and Child Health Movement in Latin America, Management Team/CHEQR