‘Momentum’ on tackling maternal deaths

Alliance/Nell Freeman Campaigners have pledged to keep up pressure on finance ministers to fund efforts to stop women dying in pregnancy and childbirth. Women Deliver president, Jill Sheffield, told meeting delegates that the economic arguments were “dramatic”. It comes after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a boost in funds for women and child health. World leaders agreed 10 years ago that maternal deaths should be reduced by 75% by 2015. Progress on this – the fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG) – has until recently been slow – but activists say there is now a sense of momentum.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10297378.stm

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