Summary: S.1730 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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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.