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New Tumblr Features U.S. Action on Child Survival

The Child Survival Call to Action was a momentous occasion where participants from over 80 countries came together and renewed their commitment to end preventable child deaths. Over one month has passed since the Call to Action, and many stakeholders are working hard to support the sustained effort led by UNICEF: A Promise Renewed. There is a lot of promising […]

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Video of the Week: 5th Birthday Campaign

We can work together to end preventable child deaths.  Learn how at http://5thbday.usaid.gov.

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (6/18/2012 – 6/22/2012) June 18: Last Friday, The Guardian published a story highlighting the importance of advancing water supply and sanitation. USAID’s Chief Innovation Officer, MauraO’Neill, cited the benefit of working with the private sector to address development needs. “Increasingly, we are co-creating solutions [with private companies] around a big, difficult development problem,” O’Neill says. USAID is […]

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Saving the Lives of Newborns in Indonesia

Dina, age 27, delivered her first baby Diandra at an Indonesian hospital in Central Java. Hospital staff kept Diandra away from her mother in the newborn care unit and fed her formula until they deemed Dina ready and strong enough to feed the baby. Diandra fell sick with severe diarrhea and died at the hospital […]

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Ending Child Mortality

Originally posted as an OpEd in Politico. Actor Ben Affleck is founder and director of the Eastern Congo Initiative. Rajiv Shah is administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.  More than 7 million children — most of them in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia — are expected to die this year before reaching their fifth […]

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Faith in Future Generations

Originally posted to the Washington Post. We are on the front lines of one of the quietest—but most compelling—revolutions in human history. It is not marked by upheaval, bloodshed, frantic news coverage or impassioned debate. In the last 50 years, child mortality has dropped by an astonishing 70 percent globally. This revolution of helping children […]

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Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Originally published at the Huffington Post. At this point in history, there is no reason why children should be born with HIV. Yet 390,000 infants around the globe were born with the virus in 2010. Science has long established that providing mothers with antiretroviral drugs can prevent them from transmitting the virus to their children […]

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Caryl Stern: Join us to help every child achieve a fifth birthday

This originally appeared on UNICEF’s Field Notes. A child’s fifth birthday is a joyful moment for most parents, a milestone marking the passage out of early childhood into the world of pre-K and grade school and upward and onward. It signifies the end of a wonderful period, though sometimes a tough one. After the candles […]

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Saving Children’s Lives, Closer to the Home

My most vivid early childhood memory is waking up to excruciating pain in my throat, and seeing the goldfish swimming in the aquarium of the pediatric surgical ward. Although penicillin had been discovered 30 years earlier, doctors had not learned yet that treating “strep throats” with penicillin was better than operating. I didn’t need the […]

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A Mother’s Fight

The following is a guest blog post from Florence-Ngobeni Allen. She is an HIV/AIDS educator and counselor, and a long-time Ambassador for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fighting a mother’s fight against HIV has been a very significant part of my life. I have worked as an HIV educator […]

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