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National summit on 'Action for Child Survival' to be held in Chennai

Posted on Feb 05, 02:57PM | UNI

New Delhi, Feb 4 : National summit on 'Call to Action for Child Survival and Development' will be held in Chennai between February 7 and 9.

Addressing a press conference here today Additional Secretary and Mission Director NRHM, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Anuradha Gupta said the Ministry will hold the national summit on 'Call to Action for Child Survival and Development' at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.

This will be organised in partnership with UNICEF and USAID, she informed.

The summit is a critical platform that will strategically engage over 200 delegates including 27 international and 35 national experts, key policy makers, planners and implementers from the health sector representing all states of India.

Representatives and heads of UN and development agencies, global health experts and practitioners, civil society members and private sector will participate to discuss and debate on Child Survival and Development in India.

This will be an opportunity for sharing experiences and challenges, celebrate successes in maternal, newborn, child survival and development programmes and pledge to meet India's child survival and development goals, Ms Gupta said.

She said India co-convened the 'Global Child Survival Call
to Action: A Promise to Keep Summit in Washington DC' in June
2012 along with Ethiopia and the United States of America.

'The Call to Action: For Every Child in India' follows from Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad's commitment to the global audience that India shall remain in
the forefront in the global war against child mortality and morbidity, she informed.