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Innovating to improve women and children's health
Date:9/12/2011

w report describes a new era and details projects

On September 12, the report is being published online by The Lancet and Every Women, Every Child (www.everywomaneverychild.org), the website for the United Nation's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. It was prepared as part of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's "Every Woman Every Child" Initiative, a global strategy for improving women and children's health, launched last year.

The Secretary-General will revisit the strategy on September 20 at the UN General Assembly to review progress and to, once again, assess efforts toward meeting the two most elusive Millennium Development Goals, MDG 4 to reduce child mortality, and MDG 5 to improve maternal health. The United Nations set the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 with a target of ending poverty and improving global health by 2015.

The drive to provide health services for women and children in new, innovative ways has been bolstered by policy, service delivery and financial commitments amounting to $40 billion from governments, foundations, non-governmental organizations, the private sectors and others.

"Every Woman Every Child has catalyzed an ambitious but achievable set of commitments to improve the health of women and children around the world", says Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning at the United Nations. "We are seeing a strong culture of innovation develop as we accelerate efforts. Progress in this area will have a great multiplier effect for all development goals."

Recently the IWG received 50 proposals on innovations that focus on women's and children's health and Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, sponsored by USAID, Norway, the World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada, received more than 600 proposals on innovation on the same topics.

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Contact: Marshall Hoffman
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United Nations Foundation
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