G8 Development Ministers strongly commit to save the lives of mothers and children in developing countries
28 APRIL 2010 | HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - The G8 Development Ministers Meeting concluded today with a consensus to press forward on some of the world’s most urgent development priorities, including a Canadian-led G8 initiative to save the lives of millions of mothers and children under the age of five.
Ministers and officials responsible for international development agreed that in order to be effective, a harmonized and coordinated effort at the local, national and global levels was needed to improve the health of mothers and children under the age of five. They emphasized the need to centre on country plans and an integrated-approach to health systems. Discussion amongst G8 countries will continue on this initiative in the lead up to the Muskoka Summit.
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