sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

Focused Efforts Saves Lives of Moms and Babies

USAID: From the American People
Photo of a mother and baby.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released a new report, Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, showing that its maternal and child survival efforts have resulted in nearly 2.5 million more children surviving and 200,000 maternal deaths averted since 2008 in our 24 priority countries. In addition, this USAID report details how to reach 38 million of the most vulnerable women around the world with increased access to health care during delivery by 2020.

The report documents progress in 24 priority countries to improve access to quality and respectful care during delivery and through neonatal resuscitation, vaccinations, family planning, breastfeeding, diarrhea treatment, handwashing, and other life-saving interventions in areas with a disproportionate share of the world’s maternal, newborn, and child deaths.

The report release coincides with a “Call to Action Summit” in New Delhi for ending preventable child and maternal deaths hosted by the Government of India along with the Government of Ethiopia, USAID, the United Nations Children’s Fund, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tata Trusts, and the World Health Organization

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