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The United States Government is committed to preventing child and maternal deaths, and USAID’s new strategic framework will guide us toward that goal. USAID is shaping and supporting policies, practices, and country-led programs that improve the quality of care, promote equity, and achieve the optimal coverage of life-saving care. Our six strategic approaches will help bring critical promotive, preventive, and curative health services—in both public and private facilities—closer to the communities and families who need them.

USAID’s maternal and child survival programs integrate multiple health interventions and approaches, including maternal, newborn, and child health, reproductive health and family planning, nutrition, infectious disease control, and water, sanitation, and hygiene to achieve long-term, sustainable results.

This new strategic framework chronicles the progress made across USAID’s 25 priority countries for maternal and child health since 2012 and lays out an action plan to measurably improve health outcomes for women and children as we collectively prepare to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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