Recap: May 29 – Day 5, Wednesday

The fifth day of the tour started with a briefing at the US embassy, where delegates met with US Ambassador to Malaysia Paul W. Jones and other US officials. After the briefing, delegates headed back to the convention center to attend the Women Deliver Conference. The second day of the conference discussed reducing unmet needs to contraception for the 220 million women who lack access. In particular, the day focused on Millennium Development Goal 5, which calls for universal access to reproductive health to allow women to plan the number and spacing of their pregnancies. The panels and sessions explored how the global community can continue to address and decrease this unmet need and ensure that women around the world have safe and healthy pregnancies. In the evening, delegates attended the 2013 Impact Awards Reception, hosed by PSI and Women Deliver. The Impact Awards honored individuals from an array of sectors integral to women’s global health efforts.

Tour delegates with Chelsea Clinton at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference.

Tour delegates with Chelsea Clinton at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference.

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