Maternal and Child Health at USAID

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USAID envisions a world where all women, newborns, and children survive and are healthy and able to reach their full potential, contributing to the development of their communities and countries.

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Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths: A Framework for Action in a Changing World

Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is possible.

Since 2000, across USAID’s 25 priority countries, maternal and child survival has witnessed a remarkable decline, with a 58 percent reduction in under-five child mortality and a 42 percent decrease in maternal mortality.

These numbers represent more than just statistics; they signify lives saved, dreams realized, and a brighter future for millions of women and children.

What We Do

Together with host country governments, the civil and private sectors, faith-based organizations, and other key partners, USAID brings lifesaving health services closer to the communities and families who need them. 

Illustrated icon of a mother with a newborn.
Illustrated icon of a family
Illustrated icon representing immunization
Illustrated icon representing nutrition
Icon representing water, sanitation, and hygiene
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Where We Work

A mother’s chance of surviving childbirth or a child’s chance at celebrating their fifth birthday should not be determined by where they live or are born, their race, ethnicity, or their family’s income status. USAID’s programs focus on 25 priority countries that together account for more than two-thirds of maternal and child deaths worldwide. 

Delivering Results

Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Program Progress and Results

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Stories of Impact

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