Spotlight on health of women and children during UN chief trip to Africa

SG visits hospital in Addis

SG visits hospital in Addis

Ethiopia has made progress on improving health care, but more needs to be done to stop the 'needless deaths' of women, according the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.

Mr Ban has been meeting health workers at hospitals and clinics in the country.

 He congratulated the Ethiopian government on creating a new Ministry for Women, Youth and Children, but said the country faced a health challenge:

 "I understand that in 25 minutes, a woman dies in Ethiopia. We have to stop these needless deaths. I'm very much encouraged by what the Ethiopian government is doing under the leadership of Prime Minister Meles."

 duration: 18"

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