Monday, 28 June 2010

"...It's much more important than that"

Someone once said 'Football's not a matter of life and death, it's much more important than that".

Well frankly after yesterday I hope that no-one seriously feels that way.

Something maybe more important than football, and party politics, is the promises made and not made by G8 leaders on maternal death and childbirth in developing countries.  It's something that I've got a personal interest in.  It's public knowledge that I'm expecting my first child and I know that the chances for me and my baby are some of the best in the world.  However as a woman in Sierra Leone I would have a 1/8 chance of my cause of death being childbirth and about a one in four chance that each child born to me would die before thier 5th birthday.  This is falling slowly, but it's pretty shocking.


Charitable fundraising isn't really enough so I'm really hoping that Cameron will continue the UK's positive record on support for measures that will make a real difference.  It's not a matter of politics or the deficit, it's much more important than that.