AU Ministers of Health commit to ending preventable maternal, newborn & child deaths
14–17 April 2014 - Luanda, Angola
African Ministers of Health meeting at the first Joint African Union (AU) / WHO Conference of Ministers of Health commit to ending preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths. During this meeting, Ministers, debating on African health priorities described the preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths on the continent as a continental catastrophe. While Africa accounts for 10% of the global population, it bears a disproportionate burden of mortality and ill health, including approximately half of global maternal and child deaths.