The Partnership Update - March 2008


Countdown to 2015 - Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival

Preparations are moving forward quickly on the second Countdown Conference 17-19 April 2008 at the Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa in conjunction with the 118th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The Countdown to 2015 is a collaborative effort of concerned partners and individuals to track progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. This Conference will provide a follow-up on the progress achieved in intervention coverage for maternal, newborn and child health. It will also launch the "Countdown Report 2008", a comprehensive report which includes 68 country profiles with coverage trends dating from 1990. Numerous country delegations have confirmed their participations. A large spectrum of high-level speakers will be present.

For the preliminary agenda and full details, please visit the Countdown website.

ALL REGISTRANTS: All those attending the Countdown to 2015 Conference 2008 (sponsored and non-sponsored, speakers and partners):

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: APRIL 4 2008

WATCH THE CONFERENCE FROM AFAR: Be in Cape Town with us! Watch the Countdown to 2015 MNCH Website for regular, daily updates, reports and interview -- before and during the Conference.

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