Aimed at accelerating reductions in preventable deaths through improved monitoring

India will launch a strategic roadmap with focus on adolescent health at the upcoming national meet on “India’s Call to Action: Child Survival and Development Summit” in T.N. later this week. Entitled “Strategic Approach to Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A),” the meet is aimed at accelerating reductions in preventable child deaths. “It will engage with all partners to arrive at actionable goals and commitments for high-burden States aimed to reduce the deaths of children from preventable causes,” Anuradha Gupta, Additional Director and Mission Director (NRHM) , told reporters here on Monday.

  • Neonatal death still very high in the country

  • There are 158 million children in 0-5 age group