Deliver Now for Women + Children
Global Campaign for the health MDGs
Deliver Now is a crucial component of a broader Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which is being spear-headed by the leaders of Norway, Great Britain and Canada to reinvigorate action towards the 2015 health targets agreed to by the global community in 2000, for which progress has been very slow.
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 & 5 call on countries to reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five, and to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters by the year 2015. The third health MDG aims to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases including tuberculosis.
Dates of note in the Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals:
- On 26 September 2007 Norwegian Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg unveiled the Global Campaign for MDGs and Deliver Now during the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting - part of a series of events to launch the campaign in New York. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg pledged US$ 1 billion to this cause, with an additional US$ 125 million committed by Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Balkenende, to support education and maternal health.
- Prime Minister Stoltenberg has also launched a "Network of Global Leaders" to provide political momentum and promote investment in mother and child health services.
- Norwegian Prime Minister's Office press release 26 September 2007
- The Partnership applauds landmark MNCH commitments