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About the Coalition

The US Coalition for Child Survival is a collaboration of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the survival and healthy development of the world's children.

The Coalition seeks increased public and private funding for child survival, shares best practices between organizations in the field, and coordinates efforts to eliminate and eradicate diseases that kill children. We do this by providing information and serving as a resource to child survival advocates.

In support of this mission, the Coalition brings together organizations from across every US sector with an interest in child survival, including: foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic and research institutions, government agencies, and corporations.

US Coalition Goals

Over the next ten years, the US Coalition for Child Survival is committed to saving the lives of an additional 15 million children beyond those currently being helped by existing public and private programs. We will accomplish this goal by promoting and encouraging the following:

  • An increase in child immunization rates from 75% to 90%, and the development and use of new lifesaving vaccines;
  • Access for no less than 80% of children under five to essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, which will save one million children each year through increased resistance to disease and infection;
  • Increased efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat the most common life-threatening childhood diseases, such as malaria, measles, diarrhea, and pneumonia;
  • Expansion of safe pregnancy, child birth, and newborn care;
  • Reduction of hunger and malnutrition, which contribute to over one-half of childhood deaths worldwide; and
  • Support of the health needs of the millions of children orphaned and affected by HIV/AIDS.

US Coalition Activities

The US Coalition for Child Survival conducts educational events such as local global health forums, seminars, and briefings for policymakers, the public, and the media about child health and survival issues.

For a listing of US Coalition events and activities, please go to the Events Schedule.

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