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U.N., World Bank Leaders Urge World To Invest In MCH At Summit

News outlets report on the final day of the Saving Every Mother Every Child summit, held last week in Canada.

Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Maternal Health Summit: Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary General, Urges Canada To Boost Foreign Aid
“The secretary general of the United Nations is calling on Canada to boost its overall foreign aid budget to meet an ambitious international target. Ban Ki-moon urged Canada and all G7 countries to commit 0.7 percent of GDP on overseas development, significantly more than the 0.3 percent Canada currently spends…” (Blanchfield, 5/30).

CBC News: Ending maternal, child deaths requires innovation, accountability: experts
“Innovation and strong business impulses will be driving factors in reducing maternal and child mortality in the post-2015 development agenda, experts said during the final day of Canada’s maternal, newborn and child health summit in Toronto…” (Do, 5/30).

U.N. News Centre: In Toronto, Ban says ensuring health of women, children ‘best investment we can make’
“Despite major global progress in improving the health of children and their mothers, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants at a summit in Toronto to show the leadership, build the key partnerships, generate the financing and devise the creative solutions needed to deliver a world of health, safety and possibility for every woman and every child…” (5/30).

World Bank: Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit
“…I urge every development partner and donor in this room to join with us and follow Canada’s lead to help scale up investments in maternal and child health…” (5/30).

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