01 November 2009

Prince Rainier III of Monaco Maternity Clinic in Timor-Leste reaches milestone of 1000 Births

According to UNICEF, a woman dies giving birth every minute, as well as seven newborns. Per year, this equals more than one half million women and 3.7 million babies. This is why the health related Millennium Development Goals are an absolute priority to be achieved by 2015. There is much work to be done.

The FPCD commends the Leading by Example -Protecting the most vulnerable during the economic crisis Report on Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals on behalf of the Network of Global Leaders for focusing on the health of mothers and children.

The Foundation for Post Conflict Development has concretely achieved the Millennium Development Goals through health in Timor-Leste. Access to health facilities, addressing infant and maternal mortality and creating a global partnership for development have met with success through 1000 births.

More successes will be achieved through the Princess Grace Maternity Clinic to be built in 2010 in Oecussi, Timor-Leste, as well as through the Ministry of Health's comprehensive plan to replicate the Prince Rainier III Maternity Clinic model throughout the country.

For more photos, fact sheet and information please visit Maternity Clinic

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