The advocates, who included World Health Organisation boss Dr Margaret Chan, said most developing countries like Kenya are yet to eliminate maternal deaths. Dr Chan was joined by Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel and more than 800 leaders and public health experts at a landmark two-day meeting in Johannesburg to discuss the post-2015 health agenda.
“The world has made remarkable progress to improve health and expand opportunities over the past 14 years. Despite all efforts, there is still much more to be done,” said Graça Machel. “Women and children have not been covered adequately. We must ensure that all women, adolescent girls, children and newborns, no matter where they live, are able to fulfill their rights to health and education, and realize their full potential.”
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