Higher population council attends meeting on saving mothers and children

28-01-2013 12:00 AM

Ammon News - AMMAN (Petra) The Higher Population Council will tomorrow take part in a high-level meeting that aims to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health in the Mediterranean,.

The meeting, titled: "Saving the lives of mothers and children: accelerating progress towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in the Region" will be held in Dubai, UAE under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The meeting is jointly organized by the WHO, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund.

The two-day event will provide a platform for a leadership dialogue to increase the profile and commitment to maternal, adolescent, and child health with a focus on equity; facilitate policy dialogue for accelerated action towards the achievement of universal access to maternal, adolescent, newborn and child health services in the Region; discuss and agree on evidence-based packages for care and implementation strategies across the continuum of care; establish a high-level regional commission for women and children.

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