Report Card on Maternal Mortality

A new report on maternal mortality, released by UNICEF, highlights the risks faced during pregnancy and childbirth by women in developing countries.

Sign Your Name to Support MDGs

Hip-hop star Will.I.Am launched a new video campaign called "In My Name." He got celebs and participants to sign their name in support of acheiving the MDGs. Even better -- he's asking us to get involved. 

Maternal Health in the Spotlight

Yesterday, the event we co-organized at the UN Millennium Hotel was a giant success. At Commitment to Progress for Mothers, Newborns and Children, the co-hosts, Presidents of Chile, Finland, and the United Republic of Tanzania, put the world on alert that the 2015 targets to reduce maternal and child mortality will not be met without concerted global action.

UN-Backed Task Force Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality

NEW YORK – The United Nations, in cooperation with world leaders, launched a new task force on maternal mortality in an effort to reduce the number of women who die in pregnancy and childbirth and achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5.

Successes and Shortfalls: A Report on the Global Campaign for Health

NEW YORK – Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway launched the first year Progress Report on the Global Campaign for Health at a press conference at the United Nation Headquarters in New York. The Report acknowledges achievements in AIDS treatment and the reduction of deaths due to malaria and measles. But, the Report also urges the international community to take action to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals to reduce maternal and child deaths by 2015.

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