Secretary Clinton to Announce International Alliance Launched to Support Country-Led Progress in Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health on September 22

Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
September 22, 2010

On September 22, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will announce a five-year public-private global alliance to contribute to the goal of reducing the unmet need for family planning by 100 million women, expand skilled birth attendance and facility-based deliveries, and increase the number of women and newborns receiving quality post-natal care by 2015.

The announcement will take place Wednesday, September 22 at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the UN Secretary General’s Millennium Development Goals’ Maternal and Child Health event, held at the United Nations in New York City.

The alliance includes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The United Nations will determine media access to the event. For more information, call the UN Office of Media Accreditation: (212) 963-6934.

PRN: 2010/1314