Commitment to Action

Call to Action for Children

Commitment by

Global Health Council

In 2007, the Global Health Council committed to create the Call for Action for Children to persuade major donors to increase funding for core maternal and child health interventions by $1 billion per year and to direct these resources to countries and population of high child mortality, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. Though this commitment, the GHC hopes to indirectly provide 8 million children with 16 essential health interventions, thereby saving one million lives per year.
GHC's commitment was essential to the U.S. Government's initiative to increase maternal and child health (MCH) funding by over $90 million for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) accounts. The total funding for USAID programs increased from $365 million to $455 million.

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Commitment

Call to Action for Children

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$750,000

Region

Northern America

Commitment by

Global Health Council