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PM Modi to open global summit on child deaths


  • The 24 countries participating in the summit, which is being held in the lead up to the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, together account for two-thirds of the global child-mother mortality rate.
  • The ‘Call to Action 2015’ summit will discuss all the areas that play a pivotal role in the success of programme delivery such as water, nutrition, sanitation.
  • The meet will evolve a set of tangible outcomes to create avenues for strong partnerships among countries in maternal and child health.
  • “It will be a platform for 24 countries to deliberate upon the importance of Systems Partnerships, Innovations, Convergence and Evidence in ending all preventable maternal and child deaths,” said Additional Secretary, Health Ministry, CK Mishra.

Source: ET

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