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Jun 21, 2010

Ensure that no woman has to give birth alone.

With only a few days to go until the G8 leaders gather here in Canada, it is our last chance to make our voice heard - calling on G8 leaders to make firm commitments for increased resources for maternal, newborn and child health and to address the critical health worker gap.

Join the ONE campaign and sign a petition calling on G8 leaders to commit to recruit and train 3.5 million additional healthcare workers as part of a comprehensive package to help mothers and children in the developing world.

On behalf of nearly 15 million health workers, the International Confederation of Midwives, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the International Council of Nurses, and the International Pediatricians Association join with the White Ribbon Alliance to urge the G8 to do more.

Help publicize the open letter by leading organizations and influential individuals, including Ai Tominaga, Angelique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Claudia Winkleman, Celine Dion, Davina McCall, Diana Quick, Jarvis Church, Jermain Jenas, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Jully Black, June Sarpong, Kirstie Allsopp, Kristin Davis, Liya Kebede, Livia Firth, Margaret MacMillan, Mariella Frostrop, Mena Suvari, Minnie Driver, Maureen McTeer, Naomi Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, Scarlett Johansson, Wendi Murdoch. which calls on the G8 leaders to address this "global scandal."

Read the letter here and help spread the word: