In Africa, UN chief spotlights progress in improving women’s and children’s health


United Nations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in
Nigeria this week, meeting firsthand
some of the country’s youngest citizens. He made the
trip to highlight the importance of
maternal health- touring health
care centers that provide women
and their babies with the medical facilities,
immunization services and support they
need to ensure the best possible
start in life. Maternal health providers,
are, the SG emphasized, the “first line
of defence and protection for
peoples health.” The UN wants to
cut the number of women and children
who die needlessly each year from
inadequate medical care by at least
75 per cent, ensuring that today’s children
and tomorrow’s mothers will continue to have access
to the care they deserve. For more UN videos visit:
www.un.org/webcast

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