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Photo Essays: Early child survival
Countdown for maternal and child survival

April 2008: The Countdown to 2015 is a global partnership that calls for renewed action and accountability in achieving health-related United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - especially MDGs 4 and 5, which mandate steep reductions in under-five and maternal mortality.

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June 2014: Ten newborn babies die every minute, but the majority of these deaths are due to preventable causes.

March 2013: An October 2012 immunization campaign against measles and rubella in Mongolia reached over 500,000 children.

June 2012: 'Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed' was launched by the Governments of Ethiopia, India and the USA.

January 2009: The State of the World's Children 2009 examines the global maternal health crisis and outlines cost-effective solutions.

February 2008: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham travelled to Sierra Leone to draw attention to the issue of child survival.

March 2007: Part I of IV: Despite significant gains, girls and women continue to face unique challenges and threats throughout their life cycle.

September 2006: Millennium Development Goal 4 aims, by 2015, to reduce by two-thirds the mortality rate among children under five.

May 2013: Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of children living in institutions is conservatively estimated at 240,000.

July 2012: UNICEF recently launched a four-year nutrition security initiative, supported by the European Union.
May 2009: The global economic downturn threatens to increase poverty for tens of millions and to wipe out recent gains in child survival.

April 2008: The Countdown to 2015 is a global partnership for renewed action in achieving health-related Millennium Development Goals.

January 2008: 'The State of the World’s Children' 2008 proposes key strategies to reduce under-five mortality by 2015.

November 2006: Part III of V: UNICEF launches the ‘Child Survival Revolution’ with low-cost health interventions that save millions of lives.

May 2006: Good nutrition is the cornerstone of health – and vital to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.