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Remarks By the President at Maternal Health Event in Accra

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                                                  July 11, 2009

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT MATERNAL HEALTH EVENT
La General Hospital
Accra, Ghana

11:17 A.M. GMT
 THE PRESIDENT: Part of the reason this is so important is throughout Africa the rates of both infant mortality but also maternal mortality is still far too high -- I mean, by a factor of -- a multiple of tens compared to many other parts of the world. And so these kinds of programs that provide sound prenatal care and maternal care are extraordinarily important, and this is a model of the kind of clinics where people are able to get these important services.
      END   11:18 A.M. GMT