19 February 2013

High-level commitment to save the lives of mothers and children in the EMRO Region

Delegates at a United Nations-convened high-level meeting January 29-30 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region have agreed to urgently accelerate progress on improving maternal and child health between now and the end of 2015 and to reduce the gap between current funding levels and those required to meet MDGs 4 and 5. The commitments are laid out in the Dubai Declaration, “Saving lives, Rising to the Challenge”. Read the press release. Read the full speech by HRH Princess Haya Bin Al Hussein.