26 September 2013

Womens and Childrens Health: The Unfinished Agenda of the MDGs, September 25

Leading figures from Member States came together with representatives of civil society groups and multilateral institutions during the 68th UN General Assembly to discuss ways to accelerate progress on women’s and children’s health by the 2015 MDG-deadline and beyond. The high-level panel included Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General to the United Nations, His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Co-Chair of the Commission on Information and Accountability, The Right Honorable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Co-Chair of the Commission on Information and Accountability, and Melinda Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Speakers highlighted the advances some countries have made in increasing investment in maternal and child health, training health workers, and scaling up interventions such as immunization, treatment of childhood illnesses, malaria control and prevention and treatment of HIV. For a full summary of the event click here.