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UN launches $25 billion strategy to end preventable deaths of mothers and children

An initial commitments of more than $25 billion for the next five years to provide life-saving treatments, from immunizations to perinatal care.

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health includes new policies and ground-breaking partnerships from 40 countries and over 100 international organizations, philanthropic foundations, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector.

Tasmanian family hope to donate books to children in the Pacific

After a 12-month voyage around the region on their yacht, the Sutherland family brought home a fresh perspective on life and now aim to collect and distribute books for under-resourced schools.

Braye Sutherland said when he packed up his family and set sail for the South Pacific, he knew their adventure would be life changing.

"I tend to be pretty impatient and rush around a fair bit," he said.

"But if you can, just take some time and sit and watch and actually listen to people, rather than rushing through life.