A.U. launches website on maternal, newborn survival program
Published on November 16, 2012 at 5:43 AM
"The African Union has launched a new website for its Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA)," which "aims to promote maternal and newborn survival, and provide evidence on progress to achieving health targets that have been set by African leaders," according to the Maternal Health Task Force's blog. In launching the site, African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko said "we hope to bring together in one place evidence and information on maternal, newborn and child survival across the continent" and "to showcase the champions that are working to give African mothers and their babies a future," according to the blog (Mitchell, 11/14).
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