U.N. Launches Updated Global Strategy For Women’s, Children’s, Adolescents’ Health

News outlets report on the U.N. launch of the updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health.

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches $25 billion strategy to end preventable deaths of mothers and children
“The United Nations today launched an ambitious public-private strategy to end preventable deaths of women, children, and adolescents, with initial commitments of more than $25 billion for the next five years to provide life-saving treatments, from immunizations to perinatal care. The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health includes new policies and ground-breaking partnerships from 40 countries and over 100 international organizations, philanthropic foundations, U.N. agencies, civil society, and the private sector…” (9/26).

Xinhua News: U.N. chief announces 25-bln-dollar commitment to women, children health
“…Pledges include contributions from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Germany, and Norway, among other donor countries. According to the World Health Organization, some 800 women died each day in 2013 from complications of pregnancy or childbirth. Worldwide, women and children are 14 times more likely to die in a disaster than men” (9/27).

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