Special event at UN highlights commitments to mothers and children

September 2008

On September 25, 2008, representatives of more than 100 governments and international organizations gathered in New York at the special event “Commitment to Progress for Mothers, Newborn and Children.” Organized by FCI and colleague organizations and hosted by the Presidents of Chile, Finland and Tanzania, the event highlighted the need for urgent global action and substantial increased investment in maternal and child health. Leaders from governments, UN agencies, donors, the private sector, and civil society pledged specific commitments.

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About FCI: Every minute of every day,a woman dies needlessly from complications of pregnancy or childbirth. For more than two decades, Family Care International has worked to end this slow-motion catastrophe. In the halls of power, FCI fights for funding to save women's lives. In remote villages, FCI works with local partners and communities to raise awareness, create innovative solutions and tools, and implement effective programs. Read more...

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