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White Ribbon Alliance Calls for Investments to Save Women's Lives Lost in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Date:4/16/2008

003. Only five governments - Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden - have met the UN target for foreign assistance of 0.7 percent of GNP.

"No woman anywhere in the world today should die while giving birth solely because she did not have access to the lifesaving care most of us take for granted," said Theresa Shaver, White Ribbon Alliance Executive Director. "Whether in Bangladesh or the Bronx, where there is the political will to invest in health care systems to provide quality obstetric and emergency care, almost all women live through the complications that would otherwise kill them."

The White Ribbon Alliance is leading a global campaign - A Promise to Mothers Lost: Healthy Pregnancy and Safe Childbirth for All - to hold world leaders to account for the tragedy of maternal mortality during the upcoming meetings of the World Economic Forum in South Africa, G8 Summit in Japan and the UN Call to Action in New York.

Contact: Deborah Clark, Communications Director

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

debclark@promisetomothers.org, 202-679-2399


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