African Leadership for Child Survival Meeting Report


As part of Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed, a global effort to stop children from dying of causes that are easily prevented, African Strategies for Health (ASH) supported the government of Ethiopia, USAID and UNICEF to convene the African Leadership for Child Survival Call to Action meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 16-18, 2013. The meeting focused on:

  • Scientific evidence for high impact interventions that can accelerate progress shared; 
  • Progress in achieving national Millennium Development Goals for child survival reviewed; 
  • Approaches (best practices) for scaling up high impact interventions for newborn and child health reviewed; and 
  • Galvanizing momentum for country led national Child Survival Action Plans. 

This meeting report provides an overview of the proceedings and commitments made during the event.

UNICEF’s Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed: 2013 Progress Report provides an update on global progress to date.