Getting to 2030: Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Technical Roadmap

November 2022

USAID works in partnership with host country governments, the civil and private sectors, faith-based organizations, and other key partners to save lives by ensuring women and children have equitable access to high quality, respectful care.

The Getting To 2030: Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Technical Roadmap is a framework that guides USAID's maternal and child survival  programs. It serves as a foundational component of USAID’s commitment to Prevent Child and Maternal Deaths alongside the Agency’s investments in family planningmalaria, and health systems strengthening.

This roadmap:

  • Shapes collaborative efforts across USAID Bureaus, Missions, U.S. Government agencies, external stakeholders, and partners

  • Supports a coordinated, strategic approach to strengthening essential services for women and children and health systems

  • Informs the development, measurement, and adjustment of country level strategic plans led by host country governments with support from USAID missions and other stakeholders

Explore the Roadmap

In this roadmap, child and maternal deaths are prevented as a country increases the equitable coverage of quality, evidence based interventions and sustains these gains


To save lives, decrease morbidity and disability, and increase the potential of women, newborns, children, families, and communities to thrive

Strategic Objective

USAID will support communities and country governments to scale up and sustain equitable coverage of high-quality, high-impact programs and care in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), nutrition, and water and sanitation (WASH) and to catalyze resource mobilization to accomplish this objective

Intermediate Results

These five intermediate results are outcomes thought to be necessary to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 to end preventable child deaths, achieve decreased newborn and children under five mortality rates, and reduce the global maternal mortality ratio

  1. Increased equitable access to, and quality and experience of, care for maternal, newborn, and child health, nutrition, and WASH services across community and facility levels, in both the public and private sectors
  2. Improved maternal, newborn, and child health, nutrition, and WASH behaviors and norms that support healthy individuals and communities
  3. Increased community ownership of and country accountability and commitment to maternal, newborn, and child health, nutrition, and WASH
  4. Strengthened coordination and collaboration across the health and health-linked sectors within USAID, with global, national, and subnational partners, and with local voices
  5. Targeted monitoring, evaluation, research, learning and knowledge translation that optimizes maternal, newborn, and child health, nutrition, and WASH policies, practices, and programs

Projects and Partnerships 

Learn more about our projects and partnerships that support these results and ongoing USAID-supported activities. 

Unified Strategic Approach

This Roadmap builds on USAID’s rich experience collaborating with country and local leadership and Agency-wide guiding documents and strategies, working in alignment with U.S. Government-wide strategies and initiatives.