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Assistance by USA for Mothers and Newly Born Children
Jan 05, 2015

USA has agreed to provide assistance for strengthening health systems to address health needs of vulnerable populations, to achieve a broad set of intermediate results which contribute to the GOI’s national health programs, but not limited to the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme and the National AIDS Control Programme. One of the components of the agreement is to provide assistance for expectant mothers and newly born children in India.

A Health Partnership Programme Agreement was signed between Government of India and USAID on 30th September, 2010 which will be implemented till 30th September, 2018. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides technical assistance to Government of India’s flagship health programmes to achieve population stabilization, integrate health services and nutrition to improve maternal newborn and child health including HIV/AIDS, Polio and TB. The total commitment is $256.67 million.

Government of India has designated USAID as a lead development partner for its Call to Action for Child Survival and Development Programme for 30 high Priority Districts spread across the six states of Jharkhand, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

One of the major objectives of the assistance is to strengthen health systems for RCH programme, whose main goals are to reduce Mother Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR).


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