50 Cent, Deepak and Youssou N’Dour
Every Woman, Every Child:
A reception hosted by the MDG Health Alliance
The health of women and children is at the heart of the Millennium Development Goals. Without addressing the needs of these two populations – at once the most vulnerable members of society, and the two groups with the greatest potential to transform the world – we cannot achieve broader goals around poverty, equality, defeating disease, or environmental sustainability.
A year ago, “Every Woman, Every Child” focused new attention on maternal and child health. Tonight is about harnessing that energy to achieve the MDGs by 2015. We have made significant progress in some areas; less so in others. Much work remains to be done. But by looking through the lens of women and children, we can see our way to the new partnerships, bold commitments, and visionary approaches that will make the MDGs a reality.