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2010-09-23 10:36:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Millennium Development Goals Summit comes to a close in New York, CARE is urging the international community to continue the momentum and act on their promises. After months of negotiations, governments agreed on an Outcome Document outlining specific recommendations on how to move forward on the MDGs. Although it does not list specific funding commitments, it calls for annual progress reports, plus another special MDG summit in 2013....

2010-09-22 13:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Australia Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year public/private global alliance to contribute to the goal of reducing the unmet need for family planning by 100 million women, expand skilled birth attendance and facility-based deliveries, and increase the numbers of women and...

2010-09-21 10:25:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can still be achieved if practical measures are taken quickly, international children's organization Plan said today. The United Nations has admitted that without a concerted effort, attempts to meet the goals to reduce global poverty by 2015 will fail in most areas. But children's charity Plan International--founded in 1937 and actively working in 60 countries--says action in three key areas over the...

2010-09-20 19:55:00

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid today called on world leaders to increase funding for reproductive health, including family planning, and place women's health at the centre of their national plans. "Now is the time to move from speech lines to budget lines," said Ms. Obaid at an event during the MDG Summit which started today at the United Nations. "Women deliver for their families, communities and nations, and now it is...

2010-09-16 13:23:00

-- CARE Calls on Governments to Increase their Financial Commitments to Meet the U.N. Millennium Development Goals -- WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the humanitarian organization CARE announced that it will invest $1.8 billion to expand its maternal, newborn and child health programs to more than 30 countries in five years. This investment will deepen CARE's commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at reducing child and maternal...

2010-09-16 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Millennium Development Goals Awards (MDG) will once again take center stage in the capital of the world. The ceremony raises awareness about the critical work of the United Nations and honors the exceptional endeavors of select national governments, world and civic leaders and celebrities who are taking a stand and are contributing towards the Millennium Development Goals. The MDG goals include poverty, health, HIV/Aids, empowering women,...

2010-09-16 05:00:00

World Vision urges action on child and maternal health at 2010 United Nations General Assembly in New York NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As world leaders gather for the 65th United Nations General Assembly, they will review progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set in 2000 to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Leading humanitarian agency World Vision, whose projects reach more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries, will be present to...

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2010-09-16 06:06:31

Maternal mortality fell more than 33 percent in nearly two decades, according to a report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO). The vast majority of these deaths occurred in developing nations within Africa and South Asia, the health agencies reported Wednesday. Despite the improvement, the rate of progress fell well short of targets set under the 2015 U.N. Millennium initiative of a 75 percent reduction in maternal mortality....

2010-09-15 16:44:49

Amos Channon from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom and colleagues outline the complexities of urban advantage in maternal health where the urban poor often have worse access to health care than women in rural areas. They used improved methods to measure urban poverty in 30 countries, and found substantial inequalities in maternal and newborn health, and in access to health care. The authors outline two main patterns of urban inequality in developing countries, and offer...

2010-09-08 10:59:00

-- Delegation of Lawmakers and Advocates, Including Christy Turlington Burns and Jenna Bush Hagar, Explore Ways to Improve U.S. Policies Related to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Ethiopia -- WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle will travel this week to Ethiopia to lead a high-level delegation Learning Tour with lawmakers and advocates to explore long-term U.S. government investments in maternal, child and newborn health. Through...