Better access to life-saving medicines can save millions of women and childrenListen /
Although maternal mortality world-wide has dropped by nearly half over the past 20 years, millions of women and children are dying because they cannot access medicines and health supplies.
A UN Commission meeting in New York on Tuesday wants to increase provision of life-saving medicines which stop women from bleeding after childbirth and which treat pneumonia and diarrhoea in children.
It estimates this action could prevent up to six million deaths over the next three years.
Charles Appel reports.