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United States will scale up efforts and achieve significant results in maternal and child health and family planning .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: United States of America
  • Topic: Health and population
  • Keywords: Initiatives and partnerships; Youth and Women; Health and population
  • Location: USA
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
United States will scale up efforts and achieve significant results in maternal and child health and family planning

Partner(s)

Obamaís Global Health Initiative; Presidentís Feed the Future Initiative

Description/achievement of initiative

The commitments detailed in this document build on important recent efforts, notably President Obamaís Global Health Initiative (GHI), a $63 billion initiative to help partner countries save lives and achieve sustainable health outcomes. Through the GHI, the United States will scale up efforts and achieve significant results in maternal and child health and family planning. The GHI sets out ambitious targets for improving maternal and child health to inspire an intensive effort, and will: reduce maternal mortality by 30 percent across assisted countries; reduce mortality rates for children under 5 by 35 percent across assisted countries; reduce child under-nutrition by 30 percent across assisted food insecure countries, in conjunction with the Presidentís Feed the Future Initiative; double the number of at-risk babies born HIV-free, from a baseline of 240,000 babies of HIV-positive mothers born HIV-negative during the first five years of PEPFAR; and reach a modern contraceptive prevalence rate of 35 percent across assisted countries.

Implementation methodologies

Through various initiatives and set out ambitious targets for improving maternal and child health to inspire an intensive efforts.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Reduce maternal mortality by 30 percent across assisted countries; reduce mortality rates for children under 5 by 35 percent across assisted countries; reduce child under-nutrition by 30 percent across assisted food insecure countries, in conjunction with the Presidentís Feed the Future Initiative; double the number of at-risk babies born HIV-free, from a baseline of 240,000 babies of HIV-positive mothers born HIV-negative during the first five years of PEPFAR; and reach a modern contraceptive prevalence rate of 35 percent across assisted countries. 2015
Resources
Type Details
Financing (in USD) $63,000,000,000
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