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African parliamentarians commit to prioritising maternal and child health

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6835 (Published 20 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6835
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

The Pan African Parliament—the legislative arm of the African Union—has adopted a resolution urging speakers of the continent’s 54 national parliaments to prioritise the implementation of maternal, newborn, and child health programmes.

The Africa Public Health Parliamentary Network says this development marks a “significant milestone” in accelerating Africa’s progress towards the attainment of the millennium development goals on child and maternal health.

In the resolution, passed during the fifth session of the second Pan African Parliament held on 3-14 October in Johannesburg, South Africa, members endorsed the commitments made …

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