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02/13/2013 06:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Most Important Conversation This Week: India on the Survival of Its Children

There likely aren't many more important conversations occurring this week. Over the next several days, the Indian Ministry of Health along with partners, USAID and UNICEF, is hosting its Child Survival Summit t to discuss and prioritize lowering the child mortality rate. India is still among the top four countries that account for half of all child deaths globally.

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Photo courtesy of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 2011 vaccine survey in Bihar, India.

The good news? India has lowered its under-five child mortality by 45 percent since 1990.

On the heels of the Child Survival Summit that took place in Ethiopia at the end of January, India is using its summit to continue the conversation about building a roadmap and strengthen partnerships to end preventable child deaths.

On the first day of the summit key tweets, infographics, and videos were shared from conference-goers and summit partners. You can follow the summit at the #C2AIndia hashtag and learn more at childsurvivalsummit.in.

Want to take action? Visit UNICEF and get involved.

This post was written by Jennifer James. She is an early pioneer of the mom blogging movement and founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, a global coalition of mom bloggers who use social media and blogging to advance information to their networks about pressing global issues. You can follow the organization @socialgoodmoms

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