Nigerian President, Norwegian Prime Minister release report on saving lives of women, children

Published on January 25, 2013 at 5:23 AM · No Comments

Nigerian "President Goodluck Jonathan and the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, have said this year will be 'a tipping point for change' and global awareness for saving more lives, especially those of women and children," Nigeria's This Day reports. In a report released on Tuesday in Oslo, titled "Accelerating Progress in Saving the Lives of Women and Children," Jonathan and Stoltenberg, who serve as co-chairs of the U.N. Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, "provid[e] an update on the significant developments and new commitments since 2010, when the United Nations Secretary-General launched the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health," according to the newspaper. Though they said progress has been made in saving the lives of mothers and children, "'we are off-track to reach our goals of reducing child deaths by 67 percent and maternal deaths by 75 percent by 2015,' they both admitted," This Day writes (Ugeh, 1/23).

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