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CARMMA, the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa, is an initiative of the African Union Commission, with UNFPA support. It is aimed at lowering the unacceptably high levels of maternal and child deaths on the continent. The campaign has now been adopted by African countries as a way of redoubling efforts to improve the health and survival of mothers, babies and young children.
With launching comes implementation of commitments, policies and activities that include mobilization; the development of National Road Maps; provision of sustainable funding; strengthening of health systems; development of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; promotion of integrated HIV and AIDS; and strengthening of reproductive and family planning services.