Cairo Dream Requires $264 Billion to Deliver Women ’s Call for Justice and Bold Leadership

By Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12 2019 (IPS) For each of the 830 women dying each day from pregnancy complications and childbirth, an estimated 20 others suffer serious injuries, infections or disabilities. This is the reality that millions of women face, and informs the Nairobi Summit’s three critical commitments which are to bring preventable maternal deaths, gender-based violence and harmful practices, as well as unmet need for family planning, to zero. To achieve this objective money is needed. Joyce Chimbi Finding the money for commitments Private sector organisations including the Ford Foundation, Johnson &Johnson, Philips and World Vision, announced that the world as envisioned in Cairo in 1994 will cost $264 billion to deliver. “Building financial momentum and bridging existing resource gaps around these commitments will not be easy. While most countries have constitutionalised reproductive health and rights, mobilising domestic resources has not automatically followed,” says Nerima Were, programme manager of the Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues told IPS. How much will it really cost to deal with family planning? To bring maternal mortality to zero in the 120 countries that account for over 95 percent of maternal mortality will cost $115.5 billion in key maternal health interventions. Ending the unmet need for family planning in the same number of priority countries will cost $68.5 billion. Ending gender-based violence will require investing...
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Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: AIBS Classifieds - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Autism - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session I Source Type: research
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Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs
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Source: Reproductive Health - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Toxicology Letters - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Toxicol Lett Source Type: research
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