USAID Releases Annual Acting On The Call Report

USAID: Acting on the Call: Preventing Child & Maternal Deaths
USAID released its 2019 Acting on the Call report, which provides an overview of U.S. investments in women’s and children’s health, examines how to best work with countries on their development journeys, and identifies four key principles to accelerate development progress: partnering with governments to build in-country capacity, engage the private sector, drive accountability, and mobilize domestic resources. Accompanying the report are a fact sheet and social media resource kit (6/19).

USAID/Medium: Inspirational Impact
In a related blog post, Catherine Korona, communications analyst in USAID’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, discusses the release of USAID’s annual Acting on the Call report and highlights eight ways the U.S. has worked to improve maternal and child survival since 2012: “1. Trained 13.3 million health workers in maternal and child health and nutrition 2. Supported 12 million women to give birth in a health facility 3. Reached 9.3 million newborns with care after delivery 4. Provided 85.2 million treatments to children for diarrhea and pneumonia 5. Vaccinated 41.1 million children against deadly preventable diseases 6. Supported 14.9 million people to gain access to basic drinking water 7. Reached 24 million women with voluntary family planning services, annually 8. Reached 28 million children with nutrition programs” (6/19).