On June 14, 2012, more than 80 governments and a multitude of partners from the private sector, civil society, and faith-based organizations gathered at the Child Survival Call to Action- a high-level forum convened by the governments of Ethiopia, India, and the United States, in collaboration with UNICEF, to launch a sustained, global effort to save children's lives.
The Call to Action was the start of the sustained effort led by UNICEF called A Promise Renewed. Unveiled at the Call to Action, the ﬁrst iteration of the Global Roadmap pulls together the world’s current knowledge about child deaths, drawing on the latest, peer-tested statistics and modeling of the global health community.
CORE Group, along with 50 other Civil Society Organizations signed on to the Civil Society Pledge to End Preventable Child Deaths by 2013.
Call to Action Goals:
1. Mobilize political leadership to end preventable child deaths.
2. Achieve consensus on a global roadmap highlighting innovative and proven strategies to accelerate reductions in child mortality.
3. Drive sustained collective action and mutual accountability.
Day One of the forum (June 14) convened Ministers of Health, Finance and Development, as well as decision makers and thought-leaders from multilateral agencies, civil society, the faith community, academia and industry to celebrate successes, understand obstacles and identify high-impact child survival strategies necessary to accelerate progress toward ending preventable child deaths.
Day Two (June 15) brought together technical experts and thought leaders working in nutrition, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, maternal and newborn health, family planning and immunization, and other areas critical to child survival. These experts will work across their fields to identify the strategies and smart investments to end preventable child deaths.
Read Transcripts (Day One)
Chlld Health Advocacy Messages: A Roadmap for Success
Produced by Weber Shandwick and KRC Research that documents the development of a child health advocacy message platform designed to influence US policymakers. Included in the report is a summary of the development process, key takeaways from a “testing” phase, and a set of flexible messages that will help the community of child health advocates coordinate and amplify our shared funding “asks”.
Press Releases & Fact Sheets
Wrap Up Video by UNICEF: World embraces goal of ending preventable child deaths
Fast Draw-Style Video: 5th Birthday Campaign: How We Can End Preventable Child Deaths
US Fund for UNICEF Video Clips: All
- Secretary Clinton encourages UNICEF USA volunteers at Child Survival Call to Action
- WHO's Dr. Margaret Chan at Child Survival Call to Action
- Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, Nigerian Minister of Health, at Child Survival Call to Action
- Andrew Mitchell UK Secretary of State for International Development at Child Survival Call to Action
- Dr. Hans Rosling at Child Survival Call to Action