Your Excellency Madam Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta, First Lady of Kenya,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am pleased to be here in Nairobi to speak on a subject so close to my heart.
Maternal mortality has been one of the Millennium Development Goals where we have seen the slowest progress.
The objective of MDG5 is to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters and provide universal access to reproductive health by 2015.
Even though we have seen advances in recent years, too many women still die in childbirth or from complications related to pregnancy.