Successes and shortfalls: A report on the Global Campaign for Health
Publisher/Journal: Prime Minister of Norway
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages: 56
26 September 2008 New York – Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway launched the first year Progress Report on the Global Campaign for Health at a press conference at the United Nation Headquarters in New York. The Report acknowledges achievements in AIDS treatment and the reduction of deaths due to malaria and measles.
The Report urges the international community to take action to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals to reduce maternal and child deaths by 2015. According to the report, an extra $2.4 billion in 2009 rising to $7 billion in 2015 will be needed to save 3 million maternal and 7 million newborn lives. This money will support stronger health systems, and the additional costs needed to ensure 400 million additional births take place in a high-quality clinics. If delivered it will represent a 70% reduction in the death rate for mothers and babies and would ensure the achievement of both MDG4 and 5 for the majority of the poorest countries.