2017 Acting on the Call Resource Kit

By focusing on building strong and resilient health systems, USAID can save the lives of 5.6 million children and 260,000 women from 2016-2020.

The Report

This 2017 Acting on the Call Report details how a focus on health systems will enable the delivery of essential, quality health services and ensure that they reach the most vulnerable and under-served populations. It also includes country-by-country updates on progress made in the past year in 25 priority countries.

For the first time ever, the 2017 report provides quantitative estimates of the value of investing in strengthening health systems by calculating the lives of women and children that will be saved.

Read the report: www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall

Engage on Social Media

  • #MomandBaby
  • @USAID
  • @USAIDGH

Key Messages

  • By focusing on building strong and resilient health systems, USAID can save the lives of 5.6 million children and 260,000 women from 2016-2020.
  • Scaling up health systems activities throughout countries is an essential element of our efforts to save 15 million children and 600,000 women between 2012 and 2020.
  • In 2016, USAID helped 82 million women and children access essential health services.
  • Since 2012, USAID has trained over 13 million health workers in maternal and child health and nutrition services.
  • Since 2012, USAID has helped vaccinate over 25 million children against deadly preventable diseases and has provided over 69 million treatments to children for diarrhea and pneumonia.
  • Since 2012, over 6 million newborns have been reached with care after delivery.
  • More than 12 million children are reached annually with nutrition programs.

Sample Content

To download: click image, then right click "Save As"

Sample Tweets

  • NEW 2017 Acting on the Call Report is live. Check out our annual progress in saving lives of #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • NEW: In 2016, USAID helped 82 million women & children access essential health services #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • By strengthening health systems, @USAID & global partners can save 5.6M children & 260K women by 2020 #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • Building strong health systems will help reach the most vulnerable w/ life-saving health services #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • New Acting on the Call report details how to increase delivery of essential health services. Read here #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • A range of full health systems will ensure that lifesaving meds reach the most vulnerable populations #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • 100% of women in @USAIDIndonesia-supported hospitals received life-saving meds to treat pre-eclampsia #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • .@USAIDEthiopia supported expansion of community-based health insurance from 6.6M-11.5M people in 2016 #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • Read new report & how @USAID_Haiti helped reach over 559K children with nutrition programs #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • Health facility stock-outs in Mali decreased from 85% in 2011 to 28% in 2016. Read new report #MomandBaby @USAIDMali https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • See how @USAIDPakistan trained 297 public sector health providers on treatment for diarrhea & pneumonia #MomandBaby https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall

Sample Facebook Posts

  • Check out NEW 2017 Acting on the Call Report that details annual progress in the goal to save 15 million children and 600,000 women between 2012 and 2020. In 2016, USAID helped 82 million women and children access essential health services. https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • This year’s Acting on the Call Report identifies health systems as a key to successful delivery of essential, quality health services to the world’s most vulnerable populations. By focusing on building strong and resilient health systems, we can save the lives of 5.6 million children and 260,000 women from 2016-2020. Read report here: https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall

Sample LinkedIn Posts

  • In 2016, USAID helped 82 million women and children access essential health services. The annual Acting on the Call report lays out a country-by-country roadmap to scale up high impact interventions in 25 priority countries and save 15 million children and 600,000 women from 2012-2020. Read more about this global initiative and how we can more women and children in this year’s report. https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall
  • Health systems consist of all people, institutions, resources, and activities who impact the health of a population. Read the 2017 Acting on the Call report for more information on health systems and how we can save 5.6 million children and 260,000 women from 2016-2020. https://www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall

Podcast on Acting on the Call

Listen to and share a podcast by Kelly Saldaña, Director of the Office of Health Systems at USAID, to learn more about health systems.

Learn More

Learn more about the report and view additional resources: www.usaid.gov/ActingOnTheCall

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.