CARE India helps MDG on maternal & child care

New Delhi, Sep 25: The United Nations' summit on Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which have agreed to achieve targets by 2015, developing countries including India asked rich nations to fulfill commitments  by increasing their investment to improve the maternal and child health conditions.

As the goals were falling short in many countries including India, CARE International Confederation led a group of humanitarian organisations by committing $ 1.8 billion for maternal, newborn and child health programmes in the next five years in the select countries including India.

Care India a humanitarian organisation, affiliated to CARE International had been working since 1950. They assured to continue works through its health programmes especially states where death rates are high. These includes Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

“The benefits of these programmes will reach about 16 million women and children and the Care India team will finalise the programmes after the allocation will be finalised,"" said Mr Basanta Kar, Director Advocacy, CARE India.

The other agenda on the summit was to reach out to indigenous people with basic services. The groups led by CARE called upon the leaders for social inclusion of indigenous society around the world by respecting their diversity and cultural uniqueness.

“We strongly urge the United Nations to include social indicators for the MDGs that give face to cultural diversity and respect the right of cultural expression for tribal people globally. This will help us to reach them and monitor interventions for better health and education outcomes," said Basanta Kar.

CARE reaches out to 16 million women and children through health programmes in India.

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