2.5M Lives Saved Since 2010 Under U.N.’s Every Woman Every Child Partnership

Reuters: Child and maternal deaths tumble, East Africa leads the way: U.N.
“Maternal and child death rates fell in every one of the poorest 49 countries in the world between 2010 and 2013, largely as a result of a U.N. initiative launched in 2010, the world body said on Tuesday…” (D’Urso, 3/10).

U.N. News Centre: Global health partnership has saved 2.5 million women and children since 2010, says U.N. chief
“At a high-level event [Tuesday] morning at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said preventable deaths of women and children could be ended ‘within a generation,’ with political commitment, an increase in innovative financing, and strong partnership. … Ban noted that the Every Woman Every Child health partnership was the fastest growing in history…” (3/10).

VOA News: U.N.-Led Partnership Spurs Health Gains for Poor Women, Kids
“…In the nearly five years since the launch of Every Woman Every Child, the program has created momentum that could halt preventable deaths ‘within a generation,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a United Nations event Tuesday to mark the release of ‘Saving Lives, Protecting Futures.’ Ban started EWEC to speed progress toward international health Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs…” (Putic, 3/10).

Xinhua News: Interview: Scaled-up tech innovations can help end preventable women, children deaths: U.N. official
“Technology innovations can play an effective role in ending preventable maternal and children deaths if they are taken to scale, said a U.N. official in a recent interview with Xinhua. ‘There are now over a thousand new innovations that are in the pipeline, that have been developed under the umbrella of Every Woman and Every Child,’ said Nana Taona Kuo, senior manager of Every Woman Every Child…” (Shi, 3/11).