G8 must aid mothers, children

 As world leaders gather for the G-8 and G-20 summits in Canada, Anne M. Mulcahy called on them to seize a unique opportunity to save children's and mothers' lives.

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Helping Babies Breathe

 The WHO estimates that one million babies die each year from birth asphyxia. The HBB program addresses this challenge as well as helping to move forward MDG4 – reduction of child mortality by two thirds from 1990 to 2015.

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Gaining Momentum for Change

UN experts and a Zambian MOH representative promoted during the final Countdown session a diverse set of strategies including task shifting, abolishment of user fees, and smartphone technology as ways to sustain and accelerate countries’ progress towards MDGs 4 & 5.  

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