Gloria Iribaziga reports from the closing ceremony at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) where the draft resolution "Access to Health as a Basic Right: The Role of Parliaments in Addressing Key Challenges to Securing the Health of Women and Children" has been unanimously passed.
And the WRA wins praise from IPU Secretary General Anders Johnsson for our engagement of Parliamentarians at the IPU in support of this resolution.
Click above our final video blog from our Citizen's Voice studio at the IPU conference where Nsinda Elman Ugandan WRA volunteer and journalist and WRA Rwanda National Coordinator Gloria Iribaziga interview Parliamentarians including the Hon. Chandima Weerakkody MP Sri Lanka, the Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams Namibia and Anders Johnsson Secretary General of the IPU as well as Martin Chungong, director of Promotion of Democracy IPU about next steps now all have agreed to make access to health a basic right for women and children.
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About the WRA Citizen's Voice web blogs
March 31 to April 5 2012 the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) has produced a 5 min video blog daily from our studio at the 126th IPU Assembly in Kampala (Uganda).
The WRA was at the IPU to promote the fact that access to health is a basic right and to discuss the role of Parliamentarians in addressing key challenges to securing the health of women and children.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in our IPU video blogs are the opinions of individuals and not necessarily the opinion of the White Ribbon Alliance. The WRA is not an independent news outlet, we are a global movement for safe motherhood.
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