Issues

Pregnancy & Childbirth

When women have the knowledge they need and the power to act on it, pregnancy and childbirth are a cause for optimism and hope. In many parts of the world, though, pregnancy and childbirth are clouded with fear, uncertainty and danger.

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Infant Mortality & Newborn Health

Across the world, in 2015, 5.9 million children under five died – that’s more than 15,000 every day. Around 70% of these deaths occurred within the first year of life, and almost half were in the first 28 days.

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The SDGs and MDGs

Building on the Millennium Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed by 193 world leaders in 2015, are a 17-point plan to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality.

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