A strategy for reducing maternal and newborn deaths by 2015 and beyond

  title={A strategy for reducing maternal and newborn deaths by 2015 and beyond},
  author={Gary L. Darmstadt and Tanya C Marchant and Mariam Claeson and Win Brown and Saul Sutkover Morris and France A Donnay and Mary Taylor and Rebecca Ferguson and Shirine Voller and Katherine C. Teela and Krystyna Makowiecka and Zelee Hill and Lindsay J Mangham-Jefferies and Bilal Iqbal Avan and Neil Spicer and Cyril M. Engmann and Nana Twum-Danso and Kate Somers and Dan Kraushaar and Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
BACKGROUND Achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 for child survival requires acceleration of gains in newborn survival, and current trends in improving maternal health will also fall short of reaching MDG 5 without more strategic actions. We present a Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) strategy for accelerating progress on MDGs 4 and 5, sustaining the gains beyond 2015, and further bringing down maternal and child mortality by two thirds by 2030. DISCUSSION The strategy… CONTINUE READING

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