For decades, USAID has played a vital role in the development and delivery of low-cost, high-impact health interventions to reach the most vulnerable children and mothers. To protect children in the first 5 years of life, USAID is prioritizing low-cost, easy-to-use solutions that achieve the highest impact to prevent and treat the leading causes of child death: pneumonia, diarrhea, prematurity, asphyxia, malaria and newborn sepsis. Enhancing the health of children means addressing their mothers' needs with programs that improve access to voluntary family planning, target complications related to pregnancy and birth, and work to ensure women have quality and respectful care.
In 2012, USAID continued to answer President Obama's call to end extreme poverty. The Global Health Programs: Report to Congress describes USAID's ongoing commitment to advancing global health science, research, innovation and implementation across three inspiring goals: creating an AIDS-free generation, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and fostering a world safe from major and emerging disease.
One year later, here is what the global health community, policy makers, faith-based groups, private sector and many more partners have accomplished:
Last updated: June 20, 2013