The first in a series of two-yearly rolling reviews of progress in child survival as called for in the Bellagio/Lancet Child Survival series 2003. The objectives of the first conference are:
- Review progress towards the achievement of high and equitable coverage with essential child survival interventions and reductions in child mortality in countries; identify barriers to such progress and how they can be addressed; and share new knowledge and information needs relevant to scaling up.
- Agree on a small number of indicators that will serve as the basis for monitoring coverage outcomes in child survival; and propose a process for measuring these indicators.
- Foster and co-ordinate institutional commitments to child survival efforts; and agree on mechanisms to hold governments and partners accountable for progress.
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