26 Governments Sign 'Declaration of Panama' to Eliminate Health Inequalities in Latin America & Caribbean
Panama City (10 Sept. 2013). - 26 Ministers of Health from Latin America and the Caribbean and seven international partners –the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative (SM2015) among them– signed the ‘Declaration of Panama’, a pledge to end all preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035. The Declaration of Panama, signed during the ‘ Promise Renewed for the Americas conference, is a call-to-action for the region.
This is one of the most important agreements by governments in the Americas and international agencies in the fight to end preventable maternal and infant child deaths in the region, which is directly aligned with the Millennium Development Goals (ODM) on this issue