UN Inaugurates $25bn public-private strategy on maternal, infant mortality

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The United Nations has inaugurated a $25bn public-private strategy to end preventable death of women, children and adolescents in the next five years.

The strategy includes new policies and partnerships from 40 countries and over 100 international organisations, philanthropic foundations, UN agencies, civil societies and the private sector are involved.

While speaking at the launch, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon said, “The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which I am proud to launch today, will help to build resilient and healthy societies.

“We have shown that our partnership can yield concrete results.

“I, and the entire UN system, remain dedicated to saving and improving the lives of the most vulnerable amongst us.”

The monetary commitments include 3.3 billion dollars from the United States, 2.6 billion dollars from Canada, and 2.5 billion dollars from Sweden.

Others are 1.3 billion dollars from Germany, 420 million dollars from Norway, 326 million dollars from the Netherlands, and 300 million dollars from the Republic of Korea.

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