Parliamentarians take action for maternal and newborn health
26-28 November 2008
The Hague & Geneva, 26 November 2008 - Every minute somewhere in the world a woman dies due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth, amounting to more than half a million maternal deaths per year. In order to mobilize parliaments to address this situation, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the World Health Organization (WHO)- (Department of Making Pregnancy Safer) and the Parliament of the Netherlands (Staten-General) have jointly organized a three-day conference on the theme of Maternal and Newborn Health and Survival in The Hague (Netherlands), in the presence of HRH Princess Máxima of the Netherlands.
Parliamentarians take action for maternal and newborn health: IPU 26 Nov 2008
Des parlementaires se mobilisent en faveur de la santé maternelle et infantile: UIP 26 nov 2008