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Experts from Africa and Asia to Discuss Maternal Health in Live Online Chat

Partnership between UN Millennium Campaign and Women's eNews will raise awareness of the number one killer of young women in developing countries, despite promises by world leaders to take urgent action to end this crisis

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The number one killer of young women in the developing world is not a disease whose cure eludes us, or a condition which the world lacks the resources to treat. It is pregnancy and childbirth.

Every year, 500,000 women die while trying to give life. That's one every single minute.

The vast majority of these deaths are preventable. As part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -- a set of promises made in the year 2000 to eradicate extreme poverty, improve health, education and the environment and create a global partnership for development -- 189 world leaders have pledged to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters by 2015. But maternal health has seen the least progress of all of the MDGs, and the Goal is unlikely to be achieved unless urgent action is taken now.

Amidst this global emergency, the UN Millennium Campaign has partnered with Women's eNews, the online source of substantive information about issues of particular concern to women, to host a live online chat about maternal health.

    Who:         Annie Raja, General Secretary of the National Federation of
                 Indian Women, and Dr. Jemima Dennis-Antwi, the International
                 Confederation of Midwives' Regional Midwife Adviser for
                 Anglophone Africa, will share firsthand experiences from the
                 front lines of the fight against maternal mortality, in a
                 live chat moderated by Kimberly Seals Allers, Editorial
                 Director of Women's eNews' Black Maternal Health series.
                 Seals Allers is also founder of

    When:        March 25, 2009 at 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time

    Where:       Online. Visit or
                 to register in advance to log in to this event online.

Questions for the panelists can be emailed in advance to or typed in during the event.

Note to editors:

The UN Millennium Campaign was established by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2002. The Campaign supports citizens' efforts to hold their governments to account for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The Millennium Development Goals were adopted by 189 world leaders from the north and south, as part of the Millennium Declaration which was signed in 2000. These leaders agreed to achieve the Goals by 2015. Our premise is simple: we are the first generation that can end poverty and we refuse to miss this opportunity. For more information, visit

SOURCE United Nations Millennium Campaign
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