Day 2 Social Media Highlights from India’s Child Survival Summit #C2AIndia


If you missed our piece about Day 1 of India’s Child Survival Summit on the Gates Foundation blog, Impatient Optimists, you can read it at The Most Important Conversation This Week: India on the Survival of its Children.

You might recall our coverage of the Child Survival Summit that was held in Washington, DC last year. Convened by the Ministries of Health of Ethiopia and India along with UNICEF and USAID decreasing the child mortality rate became front and center on the global agenda in 2012. This year the conversation continues with summits in both Ethiopia (that took place last month) and in India that is happening this week.

A few key facts:

  • India accounts for the largest number of under five deaths (Source)
  • India decreased its child mortality rate by 45% since 1990 (Source)

Announced today: India created a new management tool to improve accountability: scorecards.

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Dr. Abnay Bang talks about home-based newborn care practices in India

Mrs Anuradha Gupta from the Indian Ministry of Health discusses key takeaways from day 1.

Dr. Vinod Paul also discusses home-based newborn care practices

Follow the summit through Saturday at the #C2AIndia hashtag.

UN Photo/Mark Garten

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