In an unprecedented move today, millions of midwives, nurses and doctors across the world delivered a message to G8 leaders to take urgent action to prevent women dying needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth.
With more than half a million maternal deaths every year, health workers have joined forces to ask world leaders to put the issue of maternal mortality at the top of the agenda at next month's G8 Summit.
... This unprecedented mass action is designed to put maximum pressure on G8 leaders in the run up to their next Summit in Italy.
The petition ... asks G8 leaders to deliver the extra $10 billion per year to provide the health workers and health systems needed, to meet the Millennium Development Goal which commits to cutting maternal mortality by 75% by 2015. http://www.whiteribbonalliance.org/