Worldwide we lose about 1,000 mothers and more than 22,000 children under the age of 5 every day, largely from preventable and treatable causes. But we can act now to save tomorrow’s mothers and children.
Millions of mothers and children could be saved by expanding support for basic, low-cost health services and the frontline health workers who deliver lifesaving care. Unfortunately, funding for these programs is at risk of being caught in the current congressional budget fight. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) are currently circulating a letter in the US House of Representatives supporting funding for Newborn, Child and Material Health and Survival in FY 2012.
Please take action by contacting your Representative today and requesting that he or she sign onto the Reichert/McCollum letter.
Let’s work together to give the gift that all too many mothers still want most – the chance to deliver and raise healthy children.