UNFPA Scales Up Efforts to Save Millions of Women

14 February 2008

Aims to raise nearly $500 million to reduce maternal deaths in 75 countries

UNITED NATIONS, New York — A new thematic fund for maternal health has been created to boost global efforts to reduce the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth. The fund, established by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will also encourage developed countries and private sponsors to contribute more to saving women’s lives.