MMS Symposium 2012: Mother and child health in developing countries
Basel, 6 November 2012
Mother and child health is one of the factors that have a primary impact on social development in developing countries. Nevertheless, some 360,000 women still die every year during pregnancy or while giving birth. Furthermore, 7.6 million under-fives die every year too. In recent years, significant progress has been made in improving the health of mothers and children. Infant and maternal mortality have both fallen at global level. This year’s symposium organized by the Medicus Mundi Switzerland network will take a closer look. What is being done in international politics to further improve the situation? What strategies are effective? How can women and expectant mothers be given better access to healthcare provision?