Women Deliver 2013 Press Kit

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New Innovations in Preventing and Treating the Leading Cause of Maternal Death: Postpartum Hemorrhage

When: Thursday, May 30, 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Where: Press Room 302, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre


  • Kate Gilmore, UNFPA
  • Purnima Mane, Pathfinder International
  • Suellen Miller, University of California, San Francisco
  • Amie Batson, PATH

Press Release

Speaker Biographies

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Purnima Mane
Pathfinder International President & CEO

Purnima is a distinguished diplomat, leader, manager, academician, and social activist, as well as an internationally recognized expert on HIV, maternal health, behavior change, gender, and population. She has more than 30 years of leadership experience, the last 15 years of which have been in the United Nations system, including UNAIDS and WHO. Before joining Pathfinder, as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director (Programme) of UNFPA, Purnima directed global policies and programs for the agency.

Learn more about Purnima.

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Suellen Miller
Professor at University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Miller is the Director of the Safe Motherhood Program at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Professor at University of California, San Francisco. Professor Miller began the use of the NASG as a tool to decrease maternal mortality in developing countries in 2002. She is the principal investigator on multiple clinical trials of the Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) at different levels of the health care system. She has published over 20 scientific peer-reviewed publications on all aspects of NASG use. She has recently completed writing, directing, and narrating a training video for Pathfinder International, "Saving Mother's Lives: Community and Clinical Action to Address Center-Partum Hemorrhage." She has over 30 years experience in international women’s reproductive health.

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Amie Batson
PATH Chief Strategy Officer

Ms. Batson is the Chief Strategy Officer at PATH and brings an impressive and multifaceted track record providing strategic leadership for a wide range of global health organizations to her work. Ms. Batson’s more than 20-year career has proven her to be a leader in innovation, throughout positions with the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF.

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Kate Gilmore
UNFPA Deputy Executive Director

Ms. Gilmore brings to UNFPA more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience, working on social issues in her government and in not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining UNFPA, she served as Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International.

organization logos

Pathfinder logo PATH logo
UCSF Safe Motherhood Logo  

Photos and video for use with attribution

Pathfinder International, Prenatal Care in Ethiopia Pathfinder International, NASG Use in Nigeria
Prenatal Care in Ethiopia
Credit: Sala Lewis, Pathfinder International
NASG Use in Nigeria
Credit: Akintunde Akinyele, Pathfinder International
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Postpartum Hemorrhage Training Video
Credit: Pathfinder International

Aisha's Story
Credit: Pathfinder International

 PATH NASG photo  
Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment
Credit: PATH

Looking for additional information?

Pathfinder International: Contact Jaime-Alexis Fowler at jfowler@pathfinder.org or 617.407.8955.
PATH: Contact Amy MacIver at media@path.org or 206.302.4522.
University of California, San Francisco: Contact Suellen Miller at smiller@globalhealth.ucsf.edu or 415.597.9394.

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