Kabul Declaration for Maternal & Child Healt

Building upon the commitments of reducing preventable maternal and child deaths, the
Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan joined “A Promise Renewed” movement
in 2013 and developed acceleration plans in the same year for achieving the Millennium
Development Goals 4 and 5 as part of “Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children” initiative.
To leverage newly available evidence, improve accountability and accelerate improvements
in coverage of high impact interventions, the Government of the Islamic Republic of
Afghanistan is now recommitting its resources and support to make the health of women and
children its highest priority. This renewed commitment is made at the “Call to Action: Renewing
the Promise for Maternal and Child Survival” event in Kabul, Afghanistan on 12 May 2015.
This “Kabul Declaration” will also help Afghanistan in achieving the future sustainable
development goals for health, in alignment with the updated Secretary General’s “Global
Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescents” which provides a roadmap for ending
preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030.

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