Partnership building to reduce the Philippines’ maternal mortality rate


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>>Authored by Camille Rivera, Senior Program Associate, and Sabina Rogers, Communications & Relationships Manager

With the 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit in the Philippines, we wrote a new chapter in the evolution of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. The 16th Microcredit Summit focused on how public-private partnerships could combine expertise from the field of microfinance with other areas to develop more efficient and sustainable services for the extreme poor.

We have since created one such collaboration in order to address the problem of stubbornly high maternal mortality rates in the Philippines. While the country has experienced strong economic growth in recent years and the government has instituted a national hospital insurance scheme, PhilHealth, maternal mortality is at 221 per 100,000 live births. The Philippines are far off track of their maternal mortality MDG of 52 deaths per 100,000 live births.

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News Round-up for Friday, June 28


World Bank President issues challenge to private sector, financial education at SEWA, and microfinance in Myanmar.Español Français Continue reading

Muhammad Yunus et le gouverneur de la Banque Centrale des Philippines participeront au Sommet du Microcrédit 2013, les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes.


Le professeur Muhammad Yunus, le destinataire également du Prix Nobel de la Paix en 2006, de la Médaille Présidentielle de la Liberté en 2009 et de la Médaille d’Or du Congrès en 2013, sera la figure principale au plus récent instance de conférences de renommée mondiale réalisé par la Campagne du Sommet du Microcrédit : le Sommet du Microcrédit 2013 : Partenariats contre la pauvreté qui aura lieu à Manille, Philippines (le 9 au 11 octobre). Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes pour cette conférence importante. Continue reading

¡Muhammad Yunus y el gobernador del Banco Central de las Filipinas asistirán a la Cumbre del Microcrédito 2013, inscríbase ahora!


Washington, DC (22 Abril) – Hoy, la Campaña de la Cumbre de Microcrédito, un proyecto de RESULTS Educational Fund, abría las inscripciones para la próxima Cumbre de Microcrédito 2013: Alianzas contra la Pobreza, que se celebrará del 9 al 11 … Continue reading

Muhammad Yunus and Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines attending the 2013 Microcredit Summit. Registration is now open.


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Professor Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 2006, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2013, will be headlining the latest iteration of the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s world-renowned summits, the 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit in Manila, Philippines (October 9-11). Registration for this premier conference is now open. Continue reading