Scouts participate in the Child Survival Call to Action in Washington D.C
“I am sure that Scouts can make a difference in families, in schools and at the work place, since Scouting promotes the creation of a harmonious world”. His Excellency Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, the Vice President of Angola.
From 14th to 15th June 2012, the Governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States, together with UNICEF, convened the Child Survival Call to Action, a meeting that was aimed at mobilizing the world toward one ambitious but simple goal of ending preventable child deaths.
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They came together with the aim of celebrating successes, understanding obstacles and identifying high-impact child survival strategies necessary to accelerate progress toward ending preventable child deaths. The United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, convened Day One of the forum. Other key profile participants included 46 Ministers of Health, Finance and Development, decisionmakers and thought-leaders from multilateral agencies, civil society, Non-governmental organizations, the faith community and academia among others. Day Two brought together technical experts and thought-leaders working in nutrition, malaria, PMTCT, maternal and newborn health, family planning and immunization, among other areas critical to child survival. These experts worked across their fields to identify the strategies and smart investments to fight preventable child deaths.
UPCOMING EVENTS EVENT
6th Africa Scout Jamboree
28th July-5th August 2012
8th Zonal Youth Forum (West Africa Zone)
10th- 15th August 2012
8th Zonal Conference (West Africa Zone)
16th – 21st August 2012
Course for Leader Trainers (East Africa Zone)
19th -25th August 2012
Centenary National Jamboree
23rd November – 3rd December 2012
STAY IN TOUCH! Cleopatra John, a Scout from the Uganda Scout Association made a presentation of U-report, a project of the Association in partnership with the UNICEF where U-report, which is a social mobilebased communication tool, has been able to reach most of the young people in hard to reach areas in Uganda. Using the platform, the young people are able to send out and receive topics, questions that are from all areas of life e.g. health, economy social issues among others. The meeting that took place at Georgetown University in Washington D.C asked governments and partners to sign ‘A Promise Renewed’, a pledge to work towards greater child survival. The event promised to influence development thinking and action on a wide range of critical issues. -CONGRATULATIONS SCOUTS SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE GREENING THE FUTURE AWARD!
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