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Developing Countries: Maternity Services

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 169041, tabled on 15 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help improve maternal and child health throughout the world.

Answered on

22 March 2021

The UK Government remains committed to supporting maternal and child health interventions as part of our manifesto commitment to end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children by 2030.

Globally we are working with agencies such as the WHO, GAVI the Vaccine Alliance, and the Global Financing Facility to support governments to strengthen health systems in affected countries, provide technical assistance, improve quality of care and immunise children.