UN summit launches new initiative for women and children’s health

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 24 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5276
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    One of the key events at this week’s millennium development goals summit was the launch of a new Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, to which stakeholders have pledged more than $40bn.

    “We know what works to save women’s and children’s lives, and we know that women and children are critical to all of the MDGs [millennium development goals],” UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said. “Today we are witnessing the kind of leadership we have long needed.”

    He said: “Success will come when we focus our attention and resources on people, not their illnesses; on health, not disease. With the right policies, adequate and fairly distributed funding, and a relentless resolve to deliver …

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