Gender equality and child survival linked

More on gender equality and child survival:

Improving the rights of women can boost child survival, especially in West and Central Africa, which have the highest rates of child mortality in the world, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Monday.

“Gender equality and the well-being of children go hand in hand,” Esther Guluma, UNICEF’s regional director for West Africa, told reporters as the agency released it’s State of the World’s Children 2007 report. “Healthy, educated and empowered women have healthy, educated and confident daughters and sons.”

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