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Tracking $40 billion in commitments for maternal and child health
Date:11/12/2010

for progress.

In addition to the financial pledges, the report also highlights other types of commitments, including:

  • Intel, by working with local governments, NGOs and telecom providers, is offering internet access to Bangladeshi women in remote villages;
  • The UK is creating an Independent Commission for Aid Impact to monitor the use of its aid resources and will publish information online;
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of he UK, Australia and US have formed an alliance to support the efforts of high-need countries to reduce unintended pregnancies, maternal and newborn mortality.

Looking forward, the report lays out a 2011 roadmap of regional and global events that offer opportunities to focus world attention on the health of women and children and support efforts for all countries to meet the health MDGs, culminating with the September UN General Assembly where the recommendations and action points of the WHO-convened high-level process for accountability will be presented.


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Contact: Kadi Toure
tourek@who.int
91-918-800-855-035
Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
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