PM inaugurates global summit on maternal and child deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Call To Action Summit 2015 on maternal and child deaths in Delhi.

Zee Media Bureau/Udita Madan

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Call To Action Summit 2015 on maternal and child deaths in Delhi.

The two-day Call to Action Summit is a global meet for ending preventable child and maternal deaths.

Rakesh Kumar, joint secretary in the health and family welfare ministry was quoted by IANS saying confirming that ministers, medical experts and officials from 24 countries will attend the summit to decide strategies and sharing practices

The 24 countries, which include the US and Ethiopia, were the "priority" countries as child and maternal deaths there amount to two-thirds of the global total, he told a press conference.

It will be co-hosted by the WHO, Unicef, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Tata Trusts.  

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