ACTING ON THE CALL:
PREVENTING CHILD AND MATERNAL DEATHS
Acting on the Call—the U.S. Agency for International Development’s response to the 2012 global Call to Action—lays out a bold agenda to save the lives of women and children. Since 2014, this annual flagship report has served as a roadmap for accelerating progress against one of the Agency’s top global health priorities: preventing child and maternal deaths. The United States is deeply committed to ensuring all women and children have the same chance at a healthy life, regardless of where they live.
LATEST REPORTS & RESOURCES:
MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
In the past ten years, USAID has helped save the lives of more than 9.3 million children and 340,000 women.Learn More
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In our priority countries, the percent of demand for family planning satisfied by a modern method has increased from 46% in 2012 to 53% in 2017.Learn More
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In countries supported by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), nationwide surveys show significant declines in mortality rates among children under five, up to 67%.
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Over the past 10 years, the prevalence of child stunting has decreased from 40% to 32.8% across 19 USAID-supported countries.
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WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE
In the past decade, USAID’s water activities have helped more than 27.2 million people have gained access to an improved sanitation service.
Photo by Allan Gichigi/MCSP