Stephen Harper: Honour Women's Day and Mother's Day by Funding Positive Maternal Health Initiatives
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper: Honour Women's Day and Mother's Day by Funding Positive Maternal Health Initiatives

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      MaterCare International

Despite promises from world governments at global summits led and hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reduce maternal mortality, death rates among pregnant women remain devastatingly high, especially in the world's poorest regions. In order to reduce maternal mortality rates on a global scale, the Canadian government must fund positive maternal health initiatives that promote innovative and viable options for women and their children. Honour this Women's Day, March 8th, by campaigning until Mother's Day, May 12, for greater federal investment in maternal health initiatives that allow women the freedom to have their children. Start by signing the petition.


We are asking our elected officials to co-sponsor and actively push for key initiatives and programs like those of MaterCare International, a world leader in inexpensive and effective programs that decrease the chance of death for both mother and child before, during, and after pregnancy.

MaterCare International has developed a comprehensive rural health program to support birthing mothers in developing countries around the world. The program covers everything from education to complicated delivery and has been proven to save lives and enrich communities. Sign our petition today, and learn more at www.MaterCare.org.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
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      Petition for Maternal Health

      Despite promises from world governments at global summits led and hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reduce maternal mortality, death rates among pregnant women remain devastatingly high, especially in the world's poorest regions. In order to reduce maternal mortality rates on a global scale, the Canadian government must fund positive maternal health initiatives that promote innovative and viable options for women and their children.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Andre Hastings TORONTO, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Mothers need to have a safe place to give birth and raise children. They also need access to healthcare and healthy food.

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    • Carol Penno GOLDEN BC, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      It is important that CIDA funds Matercare International

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    • Nicole Mireau OTTAWA, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe this is important because caring for women before and after birth gives them and the baby dignity. Even in North America, there is such a lack of care for patients humanity and personhood as there are so many people who need to be treated. The care shown by this initiative to women in Africa will do so much good internally to the person of the woman that they will be able to affront many things and rise up to new chalenges in the confidence given to them. It's more than about a simple procedure, it's about a person.

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    • Maureen McLane BATTLEFORD, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Assisting mothers and children to have a better life is essential for the good of family life and for the mation.

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    • Joshua Grimard CHILLIWACK, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      We need to build a culture of life!

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