This year, nearly 7 million children will die before they turn five. While most of these children are in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, many countries worldwide are falling short of achieving the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals focused on reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. Most of what needs to be done to bring down the rate of child deaths is known ,

  • getting children to sleep under a bed net
  • ensuring they receive life-saving vaccines
  • nutritional supplements for pregnant woman and young children

T he United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with UNICEF, is hosting an evidence-based summit to examine research for effective interventions and strategies required to support a sustainable shift in health-related behaviors for populations in LMICs to reduce morbidity and mortality in children younger than 5 years old. The Summit is sponsored by UNICEF, National Institute of Mental Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Communications Initiative Network and the American Psychological Association.

SOURCE USAID

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