Concern Worldwide CEO and Irish Ambassador launched new paper to prevent child deaths
US hosted a launch event for the publication of the paper, “Reaching the Most Vulnerable: New Frontiers in Child Survival"
Last Wednesday evening, Concern Worldwide US hosted a launch event for the publication of the paper, “Reaching the Most Vulnerable: New Frontiers in Child Survival,” which details key lessons and recommendations from the 14 years that was spent working on the front-lines of child health. The event was held at the Irish Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, DC. Mary Robinson, the Ambassador Michael Collins, and Tom Arnold, CEO of Concern Worldwide, both spoke at the event and recognized the contributions that Concern, Ireland, and the United States all made together in preventing child deaths across the globe. Nazo Kureshy, the USAID Child Survival and Grants Program Team Leader, also spoke at the event on behalf of the United States government.
The publication details specific lessons and recommendations from Concern’s 14 years of experience implementing child survival programming in six countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. The launch intended to complement a high-level forum to harness renewed action and support to reduce deaths of children under five years old by two-thirds by 2015, an objective that the world is far from achieving with nearly eight million children dying each year largely due to preventable and treatable causes.
Concern Worldwide is an international, non-governmental humanitarian organization that has more than 3,200 personnel working in 25 of the poorest countries throughout the world. Concern Worldwide focuses on health, education, livelihoods and microfinance, HIV and AIDS, and emergency response programs, directly reaching more 8.5 million people. To learn more, visit www.concernusa.org or follow them on Twitter at @Concern.
Source: Concern Worldwide US
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