Tagged: Health and Education
Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Investment in maternal health and improvements in the efficiency of spending could help save lives.
In Afghanistan, a woman dies every 27 minutes thanks to pregnancy-related complications.
When the UN meets this week to discuss the Millennium Development Goals maternal mortality will be high on the agenda. The target to cut the rate by three quarters by 2015 is the most severely off-track of all the MDGs.
Ahead of a crucial meeting in New York next week to assess the state of the world’s fight against global poverty, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders to redouble their efforts to fight the impact of rising food and fuel prices.
The International AIDS Conference concluded today without a clear plan or any new impetus to reach the 2010 target of universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, said international agency Oxfam.
Aggressive patenting costs lives, says Oxfam. Legal maneuvering by multinational companies restricting access to essential medicines contradicts their encouraging words at the International AIDS Conference.