In collaboration with the UN Foundation, UNICEF, Clinton Health Access Initiative, USAID and other partners, reduce child mortality by two-thirds in countries with the largest concentrations of under 5 deaths by increasing access to the most cost-effective interventions that prevent and treat the leading causes of child mortality – pneumonia, preterm birth, diarrhea, birth asphyxia, newborn infection and malaria – with a particular emphasis on increasing private sector contributions to achieve MDG 4.
Seven initiatives underpin the work of the Alliance. Each initiative is led by a respective Chair or Co-Chair, who is responsible for ensuring forward progress and coordination across channels. While each Initiative may have its own distinct style, function, and organization, there is a high degree of calibration to the overall objectives of the Alliance.
1 Improve Child Health
2 Improve Maternal Health
In collaboration with the H5 agencies (UNFPA,UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank), the United Nations Foundation, and the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, the Maternal Health Pillar will tap into the potential of private health providers and local businesses to support national governments' efforts to reach MDG 5. The Maternal Health Pillar aims to expand access to proven maternal health solutions in countries with a high burden of maternal mortality, beginning with India, Uganda and Nigeria, by helping to develop sustainable models of healthcare delivery to save women's lives.
Leadership Naveen Rao, M.D.
Objectives Reduce Maternal Mortality by 3/4.
3 Reducing Malaria to Near-Zero
Achievement of this target will require continued universal coverage of malaria prevention in Africa (annual net replacement rate of about 150 million nets/year), as well as aggressive deployment of diagnostics and treatment integrated community case management in the public and private sectors.
Leadership Suprotik Basu
Objectives Reduce the Number of Deaths Caused by Malaria to Near Zero
4 Ending Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
In collaboration with UNAIDS, PEPFAR, and other partners, virtually eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child in areas where antenatal case access is available. Given this, partners estimate that transmission can be cut by approximately 75-80% by 2015. A “Business Leaders Council” is being formed with 8-10 of the world's leading private sector leaders, each of whom will bring the collective resources of the private sector to achieve the 2015 deadline.
Leadership John Megrue
Objectives Virtually Eliminate the Transmission of HIV/AIDS from Mother-to-Child.
5 One Million Community Health Workers
In collaboration with national governments and corporations the CHW Pillar is currently working on improved remuneration systems, strengthened supervision and better training, in particular in India. Through the mPowering Frontline Health Worker Coalition and other collaborations with leading telecommunications and high-tech companies, we are seeking ways to empower CHWs in our focus countries through the use of technology.
6 Improve Reproductive Health
In collaboration with UNFPA, other UN agencies, and key stakeholders from across the public and private sector, this pillar will build partnerships to leverage innovative mechanisms and strategic advocacy and also support ongoing efforts to promote voluntary family planning and access to reproductive health in developing countries. These partnerships will help reduce maternal and child mortality by increasing the availability, accessibility, and affordability of reproductive health, family planning and contraceptive information, services and supplies.
7 Save 1 Million Lives from HIV/TB Co-Infection
In collaboration with Stop TB and other partners, increase the TB cure rate by providing screening programs to test for infections every three years, provide treatment to TB-positive individuals, provide preventive TB treatment to all women living with HIV at risk of TB exposure, examine all pregnant women for signs and symptoms of TB, assess whole-family risk, and develop new child-friendly diagnostics.