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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 9,244
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Experts believe that we have the knowledge and technology to end preventable child deaths in a generation. Specifically, that means hitting "20 by 2035": reducing the under-five child mortality rate to 20 or fewer child deaths per 1,000 live births in every country and community by 2035.

To make it happen, the world needs to "bend the curve" and accelerate global progress in cutting child deaths, especially for the most vulnerable populations.

At a forum last June, representatives from governments, civil society organizations, and faith-based organizations joined a pledge to help reach that incredible goal. On behalf of the U.S. Government, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius signed the pledge.

President Obama noted his commitment to end preventable child deaths last year. We need you to remind him of that commitment. Show him that Americans expect him to make good on his pledge by investing NOW in programs that lead to ZERO children denied the chance to lead a healthy, productive life.

Join us, in urging the President to back up his promises with the resources needed to achieve them.

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Ending preventable child deaths

Dear Mr. President,

I am asking you to act on the commitment the United States made last year to help wipe out preventable deaths of children under the age of five within a generation. The United States and over 175 countries have signed the "Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed" Pledge to help every country in the world reach a child mortality rate of 20 deaths or fewer per 1,000 live births by the year 2035.

American-led resources and innovations already helped to cut those deaths by 40% since 1990. Health experts confirm we definitely can get to the 2035 goal, but we need your leadership and your commitment of the necessary funding.

As you plan your Budget Request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2015, we encourage you to increase funding for the programs and organizations that directly impact global child survival, especially USAID's maternal and child health account and the U.S. contribution to UNICEF.

We committed to thinking big when we signed the Pledge last year. Now we need a bold budget from you to make it happen.

Thank you for joining us in our relentless fight for child survival.


Petition Signatures

Jul 25, 2014 Kathleen Jaissle
Jul 25, 2014 mieke wilms
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Lise Gadoury
Jul 25, 2014 Charleen Murphy
Jul 25, 2014 Esra Kocum
Jul 24, 2014 Cathleen Vinhasa
Jul 24, 2014 Maridell Price
Jul 24, 2014 Olivia Hopkins
Jul 24, 2014 Cheryl Robison
Jul 24, 2014 Melanie Courtney
Jul 24, 2014 Dr. Erik Marsh
Jul 24, 2014 Daniela Bernardes
Jul 24, 2014 Jessica Namken
Jul 24, 2014 Christine Frisco RN
Jul 24, 2014 Roxanne Denise Flynn-Webb
Jul 24, 2014 amy lynn pemrick
Jul 24, 2014 Nathan Whittle
Jul 24, 2014 Karl Paloucek
Jul 24, 2014 Dominik Hölzer
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Barbara Stevens Do what was promised and what is the right thing to do for humane reasons.
Jul 24, 2014 William Bridge
Jul 24, 2014 Katrin Franzen
Jul 24, 2014 salma arabi
Jul 24, 2014 patricia martin
Jul 24, 2014 Summer Quiton-Kayes
Jul 24, 2014 Lorraine Rizzo
Jul 24, 2014 Catherine Jarvey
Jul 24, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Jul 24, 2014 Sara Cecoro
Jul 24, 2014 Julie Heath Elliott
Jul 24, 2014 Maite Arauz
Jul 24, 2014 sylvie julien
Jul 24, 2014 Angela Ridolfo
Jul 24, 2014 Vera Terzopoulou
Jul 24, 2014 Adele Eisenstein
Jul 24, 2014 Kyle Logue
Jul 24, 2014 Stephen McDougall
Jul 23, 2014 danny sch
Jul 23, 2014 Nina Hirsch
Jul 23, 2014 Eleanor Clinton Issa Please, the children of the world are all our children.
Jul 23, 2014 Eunice loos
Jul 23, 2014 Wally Wells
Jul 23, 2014 Krystal Jordan
Jul 23, 2014 Kathie Woodard Children are so important.
Jul 23, 2014 xana iv
Jul 23, 2014 Devina Anindita

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