Global Strategies Aim to Lower Child Mortalities

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In 2012, 6.6 million children died worldwide before reaching the age of five. The majority died from preventable illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria. Since 1990 child mortality rates have significantly decreased, but global health officials are adamant that more can be done. This past month, USAID pledged $2.9 billion to combat child mortality. We'll talk about the latest efforts with world experts and with a San Francisco doctor who co-founded an NGO in Mali.

Guests:

Ari Johnson, co-founder and co-executive director for Muso, and resident physician at UCSF

Leith Greenslade, vice chair of Child Health at the MDG Health Alliance

Katie Taylor, deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Global Health at USAID

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