Global Leaders to Chart Course Towards the End of Preventable Child Deaths

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Public Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia will be convening, in collaboration with UNICEF - Child Survival: Call to Action - in Washington, D.C. from June 14-15, 2012. Over the last 50 years, child mortality has been reduced by 70%. However, more than 7 million children will die this year before they reach their 5th birthday. Focused on ending preventable child death through survival of newborns, children and mothers, the two-day Call to Action will convene 700 prominent leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to kick off a long-term, business-like effort to save children's lives.


Child Survival: Call to Action


Thursday and Friday, June 14-15, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.


Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, United States (Opening Keynote speaker on June 14th) 
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, India (June 14th)
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health, Ethiopia (June 14th)
Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF (June 14th)
(Speakers to be added)

Interested media will need to be credentialed before the event. For more information, please contact Jeffrey Springer at

Last updated: October 28, 2014

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