Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed
In June 2012, the Governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States of America convened the Child Survival Call to Action in Washington, D.C. This high-level forum brought together over 700 representatives from government, civil society and the private sector to rejuvenate the global child survival movement.
The Call to Action rejuvenated determination to scale-up progress by building on the success of the many partnerships, structures and interventions that already existed within and beyond the field of health. Following the Child Survival Call to Action, 178 governments – as well as hundreds of civil society, private sector, and faith-based organizations – signed a pledge vowing to do everything possible to stop women and children from dying of causes that are easily avoidable. We now call this commitment A Promise Renewed. Since 2012, over 30 countries have deepened their commitments under the banner of A Promise Renewed, launching sharpened country strategies for child survival, further accelerating global progress for children.