Join us for our upcoming project launch event on 3rd March 2011 at Queen's Tower Rooms, Imperial College. The evening will comprise some short talks about our projects by representatives from Maternity Worldwide and IEF. This will be followed by a three course dinner and entertainment. Special guests include Mr Wajid Shamsul Hassan (the Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britian), Mr Talha Saeed (Pakistan's Education Attache to Britain) Lord Nazir Ahmed, Mr Andrew Tyrie (MP, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee) and we are very grateful for their support. The evening will be concluded by a fine arts and fashion auction. All proceeds for this event will be going towards funding our projects to improve maternal health in selected regions of Pakistan and Ethiopia.
Spaces for this event are limited. To reserve your tickets, please visit charitygiving.co.uk/launchevent before 28th February. For further information please do not hesitate to contact Chloe Swords (events organiser) by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to seeing you there!
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In previous years the IEF has focused mainly on addressing basic educational needs of children. This year we have decided to concentrate on health education, in particular maternal health education. Every year over 500,000 women die in childbirth and from pregnancy related complications, and 99% of these deaths are in the developing world.
The IEF in collaboration with Maternity Worldwide is proud to announce the launch of two new projects in Pakistan. We would like to establish:
A “Community Screening Programme for Pre-eclampsia” in two hospitals in Azad Kashmir. This will be supplemented by health education workshops.
A “Centre of Excellence for Maternal Health” in an empty hospital in Punjab.
Over the course of the next academic year we will work tirelessly to raise money to provide the equipment and personnel to establish these projects. Furthermore we will spread awareness of the global inequalities in maternal health, in an attempt to inspire others to work towards reducing maternal mortality in developing countries.
The success of our efforts depends on YOU! Please watch out for more details of our launch event and upcoming lectures!