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16 Jun 2009 description

Reaching Millennium Development Goal 4: What progress has Africa made and what more needs to be done?

Introduction

This briefing document reviews examples of the progress that Africa has made in reaching the Accelerated Action Towards Africa Fit for Children 2008 - 2012 as adopted by the African Union and Member States in the agreed actions related to Enhancing Life Chances and Child Survival and looks at what more needs to be done.

16 Jun 2009 description
report Save the Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2009) - To mark the Day of the African Child, African leaders and international health activists in Washington, D.C. are joining advocates for children throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Africa in a global show of support for increased resources to lower child and newborn mortality rates in Africa.

An estimated 4.5 million children under 5 die each year in Africa, including more than 1 million who do not survive the first 28 days of life, according to a new briefing paper on child survival released by Save the Children today.