Washington D.C. has brought its infant mortality rates down from 15 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 1999 to 7.9 in 2012. And yet, in some wards the needle has barely dropped from that high. We consider the national and international context for these figures and the various factors that influence maternal and infant health.


  • Maria Gomez Founder, president and CEO, Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care
  • Bina Valsangkar Newborn technical adviser, Saving Newborn Lives program at Save the Children; pediatrician; adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics, George Washington University

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