Acting on the Call

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GLOBALLY, 295,000 MOTHERS & 5.3 MILLION CHILDREN DIE EACH YEAR, INCLUDING OVER 2.5 MILLION NEWBORNS WHO DIE IN THEIR FIRST MONTH AND ALMOST 1 MILLION ON THEIR FIRST DAY OF LIFE. | Photo: A health care worker holds a newborn

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.

 

Video: Acting on the Call 2021 | Click to view the video

 

LATEST REPORTS & RESOURCES:

2021 Acting On The Call Report: This year's report highlights USAID’s efforts to continue critical health services for women, children, and families around the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

2021 Executive Summary: An overview of USAID’s lifesaving results, investments in maternal and child health, Acting on the Call history, and call for the next decade of action.

 

Improving Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Health Facilities Clean water, safe sanitation, and good hygiene are critical for preventing and controlling infectious diseases.

 

Five Inspiring Stories from COVID-19 Changemakers: Visionary and resilient individuals implementing innovative ideas and solutions to save maternal and child lives during the pandemic.

 

OUR APPROACH:

Icon: woman holding a baby 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.

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Photo by Kate Holt for JHPIEGO/MCSP

Icon: A family FAMILY PLANNING

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.

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Photo byKate Holt for Jhpiego/MCSP

Icon: A mosquito MALARIA

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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Photo by Kate Holt/MCSP and Jhpiego

Icon: A leaf NUTRITION

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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Photo by Spring Project/USAID

Icon: A drop of liquid 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.

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Photo by Allan Gichigi/MCSP


Last updated: November 15, 2021

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