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New U.N.-Supported Network Aims To Reduce Maternal, Child Mortality In 9 High-Risk Countries

VOA News: Developing Countries Tackle Mother, Infant Mortality
“…[Flavia] Bustreo heads a new program to reduce [maternal and child] deaths by half within the next five years, and to end preventable infant and maternal deaths by 2030 in nine high-risk countries — Bangladesh, India, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. This will be done through a new ‘Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.’ It will have support from UNICEF and WHO, where Bustreo is the assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health…” (Pearson, 2/16).