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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 11,649
Sponsored by: U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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

Jan 29, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 25, 2015 Mary Luketich
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
Jan 20, 2015 Patrick Lathrop
Jan 20, 2015 Melodie Meissner
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 Doreen Murphy-Lee Please renew your commitment to child survival by allocating funds to the US contribution to UNICEF + USAID maternal + child health account 4 FY 2015. Please don't forget about your pledge.
Jan 18, 2015 Rod Sutton
Jan 16, 2015 ankie brunschot
Jan 16, 2015 Christina Huys
Jan 16, 2015 Lisa Ortiz Too many children get abused out their and thousands of children die trhew starvation, while many us of here have food. and this is wrong, i agree that the united states should step in and help these countries economy grow with slow progress. =
Jan 15, 2015 Leslie Grice
Jan 15, 2015 Susan Martin
Jan 14, 2015 Dale Gelfand
Jan 13, 2015 pa Tierney
Jan 13, 2015 Wayne Middleton
Jan 11, 2015 Melissa Simon
Jan 9, 2015 karen howard
Jan 8, 2015 allen monteith
Jan 7, 2015 Alicyn Rivera
Jan 7, 2015 Christy ODonnell
Jan 7, 2015 Nancy Link
Jan 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2015 debra clayton
Jan 1, 2015 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Jan 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) good luck
Dec 29, 2014 Darnie Hibbler Nelson
Dec 27, 2014 Allison Richards
Dec 26, 2014 Lori Lake
Dec 25, 2014 Jürgen Breu
Dec 25, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 23, 2014 Peter Shisbey
Dec 23, 2014 Janet Geiler
Dec 23, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Zachary Garcia
Dec 21, 2014 Jennifer Fox
Dec 20, 2014 Elizaveta Gavrilova
Dec 19, 2014 Meredith Bennett
Dec 18, 2014 Joanna Foley
Dec 17, 2014 fernanda silva
Dec 17, 2014 Sharrah Marielle Cosas
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Tatiane Dallavale
Dec 13, 2014 Jennifer Rusak
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Dec 12, 2014 amanda peck
Dec 11, 2014 Cheryl Fergeson
Dec 11, 2014 Ronny Matney

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