IHME Director Christopher Murray presents the results of an analysis of ways to reduce child deaths at the USAID Child Survival Call to Action in Washington, DC.

The governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia, working with UNICEF, are convening some of the world’s leading minds in global health policy to find the best ways to spend limited resources to end preventable child deaths. The invitation-only event, taking place over two days, is part of USAID’s 5th Birthday campaign. Most child deaths occur before the age of 5.

Dr. Murray will talk about the drivers that can accelerate child mortality decline, including maternal education, income, and innovation.

USAID contracted with IHME to perform an econometric analysis of available health data and public health research and to make recommendations for policy action to lower child mortality rapidly by 2035.