Voice of America: Investing in child and maternal health makes good economic sense
21 MAY 2009
21 MAY 2009 | GENEVA - A consortium of United Nations and private aid and financial organizations are calling for urgent investment in the health of mothers and children in Asia and the Pacific. The consortium, called the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child-Health, says such investments make good economic sense.
The consortium says Africa springs immediately to mind when discussing problems of child and maternal mortality. The Asia and Pacific region does not. It says the region is associated with rapid economic growth, as seen in countries such as China and India