Tracking Progress in Child Survival: The 2005 Report

© The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2005

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The first in a series of rolling reviews on progress in achieving MDGs 4 and 5 was held at the University of London, December 13-14 2005.

Following the recommendations of the Bellagio Study Group on Child Survival (The Lancet, 2003), the first conference Tracking Progress in Child Survival: Countdown to 2015 for MNCH was dedicated to monitoring progress towards coverage of essential child survival interventions. In doing so, the conference identified barriers to rapid scaling-up of interventions, shared new knowledge on effective interventions and delivery strategies, and agreed on indicators to monitor progress.

The conference was also an opportunity to foster and co-ordinate institutional commitments to child survival efforts, and agree on mechanisms for holding governments and partners accountable for their contributions to progress.

More than 300 representatives of national governments, NGOs, UN agencies, academic institutions, and health professional groups attended the conference.

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