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Child and Maternal Health. “ Investing in children and their mothers is not only a human rights imperative, it is a sound economic decision and one of the surest ways for a country to set its course towards a better future .” - UNICEF State of the World’s Children report 2008.

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“Investing in children and their mothers is not only a human rights imperative, it is a sound economic decision and one of the surest ways for a country to set its course towards a better future.” - UNICEF State of the World’s Children report 2008

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In 2000, nations of the world promised to tackle maternal and child deaths as part of the Millennium Development Goals.

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Goal 4 - Reduce infant and child deaths by 2/3 by 2015Goal 5 - Reduce by 3/4 the proportion of women dying in childbirth by 2015

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This year, one woman will die every minute from pregnancy related complications. 500,000 deaths each year

for every death 30 50 women suffer disability due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth

For every death, 30-50 women suffer disability due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth.

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The survival of pregnant women and their newborns depends on birth planning and skilled ante-natal, delivery and post-natal care.

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Almost all the funding and research worldwide on maternal deaths focuses on high-tech solutions for the 1% of deaths that occur in rich nations.

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80% of maternal deaths are caused by direct obstetric complications: haemorrhage; infection; hypertensive disorders; unsafe abortion.

of the 130 million babies born worldwide each year about 4 million die before they are 28 days old

Of the 130 million babies born worldwide each year, about 4 million die before they are 28 days old.

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Each year the total number of child deaths is double the number of deaths from HIVAIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

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Improving feeding practices, e.g. exclusive breastfeeding, to prevent or treat malnutrition could save 800,000 lives each year.

26 of the world s children under two do not get immunised against diphtheria tetanus or pertussis

26% of the world’s children under two do not get immunised against diphtheria, tetanus or pertussis.

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The child mortality gap between rich and poor countries is wide and growing – 99% of child deaths occur in less developed countries.

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That is why we are asking our government to restore life and hope through supporting the Millennium Development Goals.

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