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New commitments to save women and children
Date:5/19/2011

IV testing PMTCT; 35% family medicine centers provide the standard package of youth-friendly health services; and that70% of children receive evidence-based services within integrated management of childhood illness.

THE LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

The Lao People's Democratic Republic commits to provide free deliveries in order to ensure access to the most vulnerable; produce 1500 new midwives by 2015 by upgrading existing staff and training and recruiting new staff; and increase immunization from 67% to 90% by 2015. Lao PDR will also increase the proportion of couples with access to modern contraception and the proportion of births attended by a skilled attendant.

MADAGASCAR

By 2015, Madagascar commits to increase health spending to at least 12%; ensure universal coverage for emergency obstetric care in all public health facilities; increase births assisted by skilled attendants from 44% to 75%; and double from 35% the percentage of births in health facilities. Madagascar will also address teenage pregnancy by making 50% of primary health care facilities youth-friendly; reduce from 19% to 9.5% the unmet need of contraception by strengthening commodity security; increase tetanus vaccination for pregnant women from 57% to 80%; and institute maternal death audits.

MONGOLIA

Mongolia commits to implement a policy on increasing salaries of obstetricians, gynecologists and pediatricians by 50%; increase financial allocation to national immunization program; improve provision of micronutrients to children under 5; ensure reproductive health commodity security; and increase the number of health facilities for women and children, including the construction of a new Women's and Children's Health Centre in Ulaanbaatar.

MYANMAR

Myanmar commits to ensure 80% ante-natal care coverage; 80% of births attended by a skilled attendant; 70% access to emergency obstetric care; and 80% c
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Contact: Marshall Hoffman
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Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
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