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Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

How to Reduce Child Mortality

Photo by: Khadivi / UN

By Rolf Rosenkranz

Children are our future, it is often said. But around the world, too many children are still dying because of a vicious cycle created by poverty, conflict and a lack of adequate health care.

Healthy children are the cornerstone of a new global health strategy unveiled at the Sept. 20-22 United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The United Nations Foundation, in collaboration with Devex, would like to hear from you about your experience working toward Millennium Development Goal 4 and reducing by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate.

This is a unique opportunity for those on the front lines of the global fight against poverty to tell policymakers what is going on in the field – which approaches have proven successful, and which challenges remain.

The international development community plays a critical role in improving child health, through initiatives large and small – from campaigns against pneumonia, diarrhea and measles to those meant to improve nutrition.

Tell us how your work is helping to improve the health of children. Your experience and knowledge is key to one of the most important initiatives of our time.

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