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Finding Common Ground to Save the Lives of Women and Child and Create Happy, Healthy Families

July 10, 2012 by Mark R. Dybul

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post in response to the London Summit on Family Planning July 11, co-sponsored by the U.K. Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: “Despite progress in the past few years, approximately 290,000 women die each year while giving life. When mom dies, children are up to 10 times more likely to die -- mothers ensure that children are fed, go to school, go to the doctor when they need to and take their medicines when they are sick. Working together with a shared vision to save the lives of women and children, to prevent as many abortions as possible, we can create a world of healthy, happy families. The London Summit could be an important step to achieve that vision.” The full text is posted on Huffington Post here. This article was written by Ambassador Mark Dybul, a distinguished scholar at the O’Neill Institute for Global and National Health Law, a Georgetown University and Inaugural Global Health Fellow at the George W. Bush Institute.  He was the US Global AIDS Coordinator from 2006 to 2009.


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Mark R. Dybul
Mark R. Dybul

Ambassador Mark R. Dybul is the inaugural Fellow in Global Health at the George W. Bush Institute. He plays a key leadership role in the Institute’s Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon campaign. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator, leading the implementation of PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Launched by President George W. Bush, PEPFAR is the largest-ever international health initiative for a single disease.

Dybul received his medical degree from Georgetown University.

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