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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Advocates St John International Charity Work on Packed London Visit and Audience with HM The Queen
Date:11/21/2013

d Child Programme on this visit, Tutu hopes that more people will support the international charity in their efforts to improve maternal and newborn mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa - a region which still accounts for 56% of global maternal deaths.  

Speaking at the St John International offices today the Archbishop said: "I passionately support the work of St John and their unique community volunteer led approach towards improving community health around the world and addressing maternal and newborn health in Africa through their new Mother and Child Programme.

"St John's model of volunteer-led health care ensures sustainability and improved services and education for generations to come. Without healthy mothers and babies, communities cannot flourish and develop so investment in this area of health care is absolutely vital."

For more information on Archbishop Tutu's London visit and the work of St John International please contact:

Louisa Boyle
Louisa.boyle@orderofstjohn.org 
+44-(0)-207-553-9312
http://www.orderofstjohn.org  
http://www.twitter.com/StJohnInternat


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