India’s progress on health

April 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kicked off his visit to India today by commending the country’s progress on health, while highlighting the need to do more to promote the well-being of women and children. In his meeting with the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nazi Azad, in New Delhi, Mr. Ban took note of India’s continued efforts towards achieving universal health coverage. He also noted that more than a year has passed since the country has seen a case of polio. In … [Read more...]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – Pledges NOT enough!

"Pledges alone not enough to improve health of women and children"  – UN chief Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) briefs press in Geneva    January 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of tracking the resources pledged for improving the health of women and children with the results they are intended to achieve, stating that accountability is vital to saving more lives. “The world’s women and children need more than pledges,” Mr. Ban told reporters in Geneva … [Read more...]

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