Tackling Millions of Maternal, Child Deaths

Leaders and public health experts from around the world opened a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, to call for accelerated action to improve maternal, newborn and child health. Graça Machel, Chair of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, opened the conference, saying: "We must ensure that all women, adolescent girls, children and newborns, no matter where they live, are able to fulfill their rights to health and education, and realize their full potential."

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