World leaders launch a plan for saving 10 million mothers and newborns by 2015

Source: Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Today, a group of world leaders committed to actions aimed at saving 10 million mothers and newborns in the poorest countries by 2015. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway launched the first year Progress Report on the Global Campaign for Health. The Report demonstrates that increased investments in health - a doubling of health aid since 2000 - are having results. More than 2 million people are now receiving AIDS treatment, the rapid scale-up of effective malaria programmes is leading to dramatic reductions in child mortality, and measles deaths have fallen by 68% since 1999. But the Report also calls for urgent, effective international action to accelerate progress towards the UN goals of reducing maternal and child deaths by 2015. For more information click here απο την Εβίκα Καραμαγκιώλη