Briefing at the World Health Assembly: Investment needs in maternal, newborn & child health in Asia & Pacific
21 MAY 2009 | GENEVA
Briefing "Preventing the other crisis: Investment needs in maternal, newborn and child health in Asia and the Pacific"
Despite decades of rapid economic growth, Asia and the Pacific accounts for nearly half of the global burden in maternal, newborn and child health. But countries can achieve long term health benefits and generate significant economic returns, by investing as little as US$3 annually per capita. Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 to reduce maternal and child mortality can be achieved for as little as US$12 annually per capita according to the latest analysis by international development agencies and national governments.
Thursday, 21 May 2009, at 12:30 p.m., Salle de Presse III, Palais des Nations
- Neil McFarlane, Counsellor, Development, AusAID
- Ian Pett, Chief Health Systems and Strategic Planning, UNICEF
- Dr Flavia Bustreo, Acting Head of Secretariat, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
- Representative of the Ministry of Health, Nepal