USAID Releases Report Examining Countries’ ‘Self Reliance’ In Preventing Maternal, Child Deaths

USAID: Acting on the Call 2018: A Focus on the Journey to Self-Reliance for Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths
“…The 2018 Acting on the Call report focuses on 25 countries’ journeys to self-reliance for preventing child and maternal deaths. Self-reliance is a country’s ability to finance and implement solutions to its own development challenges. … In the report, we recount progress since the 2012 Call to Action as well as identify gaps in order to inform future programming and areas that need strengthening during the journey to self-reliance. For the first time ever, we’ve calculated the return on our investment to eliminate bottlenecks to improving health services. As in past years, this analysis builds on previous efforts and continues to refine how USAID works with governments to meet their health goals…” (6/19).