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    Pakistan renews commitment to reduce maternal and child mortality ratio

    Islamabad, May 13, 2015: In a high profile inter-provincial meeting organized today in Islamabad, Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister for National Health Services presented the new National Vision for Coordinated Priority Actions to Address Challenges of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition in Pakistan. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, development partners and renowned […]

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    Afghanistan aims to save 35,000 additional lives by 2020

    In December 2013, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan signed the A Promise Renewed Pledge, committing to reduce preventable deaths among women and children. This week, Afghanistan followed through on this commitment by launching the Kabul Declaration, setting out specific commitments on maternal and child survival and reiterating government support for the goals […]

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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 […]

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