Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

WHO Director-General roundtable with First Ladies and women leaders on maternal health (MDG 5)

25 September 2008, New York, USA

WHO's Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, will host a roundtable with First Ladies and women leaders from around the world, including the heads of UNFPA, UNICEF and the Vice-President of the World Bank, on 25 September, during the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York.

The focus of the roundtable is on maternal health and the achievement of MDG5, including actions to address adolescent pregnancy, and it is intended to catalyse leadership, solicit commitment and ensure appropriate support to make a difference in countries.

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