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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 9,362
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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

Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) Thank you for caring!
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 28, 2014 Lau Sanz
Aug 28, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Aug 28, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 27, 2014 carly garcia
Aug 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Debra Wilson
Aug 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2014 Elke Girrbach
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2014 Diana Zaviera
Aug 9, 2014 lisbeth ball
Aug 9, 2014 Pate Young
Aug 9, 2014 claudia pilla
Aug 9, 2014 chandu deeti Please help these children.....
Aug 9, 2014 emilia boccagna
Aug 8, 2014 Karen Nulph
Aug 8, 2014 Beth Luppe Please. They are all our children.
Aug 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2014 Susanne Hukari
Aug 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2014 Jennie Chao Please help those who cannot help themselves!
Aug 8, 2014 meghan follansbee
Aug 8, 2014 Cathearine Payne
Aug 7, 2014 Kaley Bill
Aug 5, 2014 Fran Fulwiler
Aug 4, 2014 Katie S
Aug 4, 2014 Pamela cooper
Aug 4, 2014 Coral Giffin Please remember the children.
Aug 4, 2014 Bronte Kass
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 April Jennings
Aug 3, 2014 Rachael Moorman
Aug 3, 2014 Sandra Johnson
Aug 3, 2014 monica Demicoli
Aug 3, 2014 Dolores Lindo Every child deserves the basics food and clean water, medical attention and a nice clean warm bed. Pls help the needy. Don't hinder their life for basic things
Aug 3, 2014 Fab Per
Aug 3, 2014 Beatrice Calame
Aug 3, 2014 Martha Carrell
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Eliot Sternfeld
Aug 3, 2014 Gina e
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Bri Edwards
Aug 3, 2014 Claire Wee With love and peace lets pray for change
Aug 3, 2014 candis Turnbull
Aug 3, 2014 Carmen Waibel

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