The Countdown to 2015 in Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival


124th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Parliamentarians urged to make women’s and children’s health a priority

16 APRIL 2011 | PANAMA CITY - Parliamentarians from around the world at the 124th IPU Assembly were told they could make an important difference in the health of women and children –this message from both the Executive Director of UN Women, Ms Michelle Bachelet and PMNCH Director, Dr Carole Presern. PMNCH also held a roundtable in which parliamentarians discussed their role in ensuring accountability in key MNCH health initiatives including the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, with an update on the Initiative – the Countdown to 2015 in Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival—from Dr Andres de Francisco.