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UNGA 2017 TOOLKIT

How Can We Support
Maternal
Health

During the Refugee Crisis?

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

MERCK FOR MOTHERS AND TIME 2017 UNGA SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT



As the world continues to face the largest refugee crisis since World War II, there have been significant efforts to raise awareness about this plight. We hear stories of courage and trauma, and perspectives from a variety of sectors and stakeholders about what solutions can have the greatest impact. Yet, one scenario that many do not address is what occurs to women who are – or become – pregnant while displaced from home.

Since September 2016, TIME has been following three Syrian refugees as they prepared to give birth and raise children in foreign lands. All three learned of their pregnancies on the road and none expected to deliver in a refugee camp, far from the homes they fled in Syria. These women are among the more than 1,000 refugees who gave birth in Greek refugee camps in 2016 alone. As these babies, born of no nation, take their first steps, their parents continue their search for a home in a world that is increasingly hostile to refugees.

Through our partnership, TIME and Merck for Mothers aim to bring you into the lives of real women who are experiencing this unique circumstance.

During the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, we have an opportunity to raise awareness and inspire action.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Follow @FindingHome on Instagram to watch the conversation via Instagram live on September 19th at 3:00 PM.




SHARE #TIMEFINDINGHOME STORIES.
SHARE THE FACTS.

Whatever you do, share to
raise awareness and help us
#EndMaternalMortality

On September 19th, we’ll be discussing solutions with Photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet of Merck for Mothers, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, and Dr. Hara Tziouvaras of Doctors of the World.


Take to Twitter to join the conversation.


Before the Conversation:


TUNE IN VIA INSTAGRAM LIVE
@FindingHome
WITH LYNSEY ADDARIO, DR. MARY-ANN ETIEBET AND MORE
TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION

3:00PM EDT on 9/19

We all have a role to play in saving mothers

During the Conversation:


Participants: @MEtiebetMD, @LynseyAddario, @PresidentMT, @MdM_Greece

Inspire Others:


  • Refugee mothers are still mothers. They deserve access to quality care. #UNGA #EndMaternalMortality
  • #MaternalHealth isn’t just an issue for today - it impacts the youth of tomorrow & generations to come. #UNGA #GlobalGoals
  • Nurses, midwives, & HCPs make safe deliveries possible. With our partners, we’re working to provide adequate tools & training to help #UNGA
  • When women & girls are empowered, communities thrive. We must work together to achieve the #SDGS. #EndMaternalMortality
  • Women are the backbone of strong communities. Without empowering girls & women, we cannot achieve the #SDGs. #TIMEFindingHome

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DISCLAIMER:

Merck for Mothers is known as MSD for Mothers outside of the US and Canada. Should your organization be located outside of the US and Canada, we advise that you tag @MSDforMothers on Twitter.

CONTACTS:

Francesca Trianni
TIME
francesca.trianni@time.com

Heather Stamatacos
Merck for Mothers
heather.stamatacos@merck.com

Tara Valenza
Merck for Mothers
tvalenza@hellommc.com