UN urges more progress to meet MDG targets on maternal and child health

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 21 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6037
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

An international conference to review millennium development goal (MDG) commitments to maternal and child health has heard that despite substantial progress few developing countries are on track to meet their 2015 targets.

Launched by Ban Ki-moon during last year’s MDG summit, the Every Woman Every Child campaign aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015 in a global effort “to address the major health challenges facing women and children around the world.”

The effort puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, a roadmap on how to enhance financing, strengthen policy, and improve service on the ground for the most vulnerable women and children.

The strategy’s key outcomes should include …

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