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    Zambian Civil Society Launches Alliance to End Maternal and Child Deaths

    LUSAKA, Zambia (By Mark Maseko/UNICEF) – A coalition of Zambian civil society organizations has launched an alliance aimed at helping to reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths. In Zambia, one out of 22 children die before reaching the age of one and one in every 13 children does not survive their fifth birthday. The maternal […]

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    Step by step towards a Haiti free from Cholera

    HAITI, Artibonite: Stephanie, 22 months, has been sick with diarrhea for the past three days. Worried, her mother Asseline Jean-Louis, 33 years old, has brought her to the health center in Petite-riviere d’Artibonite. From her home in the commune of Dessalines it is a long dusty walk, in 35˚C heat. “I had six children, once. […]

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    Family Kits for Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in DRC

    Under the banner of A Promise Renewed, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) distributed thousands of ‘family kits’, packages of essential items for maternal and child health, during August and September 2014. Kits were distributed through four critical health zones, located in the Bas-Congo and Kasai Occidental Provinces. Following the launch of […]

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    Focussing on Every Newborn – Ethiopia taking action

    By Dr Kebir Hassen On November 24, Ethiopia, one of the first countries to launch A Promise Renewed,welcomed global development partners to Addis Ababa to launch the Lancet Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP). Present at the event were representatives from Ethiopian civil society, UNICEF, Save the Children International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and […]

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    Budget tracking workshop ends with commitment to improving transparency and accountability

    Content reposted from WHO (original link) 9 MAY | DAKAR, SENEGAL The Regional workshop on budget analysis and advocacy, organized under the auspices of the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) partnership, closed with a commitment from civil society representatives, the media, parliamentary health and budget committees and ministries of health and finance from Burkina […]

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    Tanzania’s President Kikwete Launches A Promise Renewed

    On 15 May 2014, the Government of Tanzania launched a major national drive to end maternal and child deaths in Dar Es Salaam. As part of the global “Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed” movement, the President of the Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, unveiled a sharpened plan to reduce under-5 mortality […]

Key stats

  • 46

    Under-5 mortality rate per 1000 (world)

  • 20

    Neonatal mortality rate per 1000 (world)

  • 49%

    Reduction in under-5 mortality rate, 1990-2013

  • 17000

    Under-5 deaths per day