Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths

This document outlines the next steps in the efforts to lower the number of maternal and child deaths.

This includes the following five strategic shifts:

  • Increase efforts in the countries that account for the largest share of under-five deaths
  • Reach the most underserved populations
  • Target priority causes of mortality with innovation efforts and interventions poised to go to scale
  • Invest beyond health programs to include empowering women and supporting an enabling environment
  • Create transparency and mutual accountability at all levels, with strengthened commitment to common metrics for tracking progress

‚ÄčThe report outlines the efforts in 24 countries, and efforts to strengthen programs in these areas as part of the overall effort:

  • Newborn
  • Immunization
  • Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Illness
  • Nutrition
  • Maternal Health
  • Family Planning
  • Ensuring Healthy Behaviors
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Last modified: July 23, 2021

Language: English