Sunday, 26 May 2013


The decade of the 80s was characterized by many as one of retrogression for development, especially in a large number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Latin America and South Asia. In a bleak landscape dotted with setbacks in social and economic development, the Child Survival and Development initiative stood out as a beacon of hope and one of the few positive forward movements. The solid achievements of the Universal Child Immunization and Control of Diarrheal Disease programs have demonstrated that concerted efforts at mobilizing various elements of society for a common developmental goal can overcome long odds and reach goals hitherto thought unattainable in a limited time-frame of just a few years.

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