Muskoka Initiative

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The Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health is a funding initiative announced at the 36th G8 summit which commits member nations to collectively spend an additional $5 billion between 2010 and 2015 to accelerate progress toward the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, the reduction of maternal, infant and child mortality in developing countries.[1] A second summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health was held in Toronto from May 28-30, 2014 in follow-up to the original 36th G8 summit.[2]

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  1. ^ "Text of the G8 Summit communique: Muskoka Declaration". Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Summit". Government of Canada. Retrieved 30 May 2014.