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Hillary Clinton Announces New Initiatives At Child Survival Call To Action

Speaking at the Child Survival Call to Action on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “announced the establishment of a unique and historic global development alliance (GDA) — Survive and Thrive: Professional Associations, Private Sector and Global Health Scholars Saving Mothers, Newborns and Children — to improve survival rates for women and children around the world,” a Survive and Thrive press release reports (6/14). In addition, she announced the Women’s Health Innovation Program, aimed at “educat[ing] and empower[ing] parents in-need so they can expect a healthy pregnancy, safe delivery and a healthy baby,” according to a Department of State fact sheet on the program, which is “supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through a $4.5 million grant to the Secretary’s International Fund for Women and Girls” (6/14).