S.1730 - Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 08/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||08/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4774) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1730 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/02/2017)
Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2017
This bill directs the President to:
- establish a five-year strategy to achieve, with target countries and donors, the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths globally and ensure healthy and productive lives by 2030; and
- provide assistance to implement the strategy.
The President shall designate a current U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) employee serving in the Senior Executive Service or at the level of a Deputy Assistant Administrator or higher to serve concurrently as the Maternal and Child Survival Coordinator, who shall be responsible for:
- overseeing such strategy, and
- all U.S. government funds appropriated or used for international maternal and child health and nutrition programs.
Strategy grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements shall include targets for increased implementation of high-impact, evidence-based interventions and strengthening health systems.
The President shall report to Congress annually for six years regarding progress made toward achieving the strategy and ending preventable child and maternal deaths.