Where a baby is born should not determine how long she lives. RESULTS advocates for policies and legislation that will help end the preventable deaths of moms and babies in low-income countries around the world.
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Every mother has a story to tell. Mine begins at a hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. Memories of the pain and the 12 long hours of labor during the birth of my first child still linger 13 years later.
My cousin and her baby died during childbirth. Beyond the staggering loss, the part that hurts the most is that their deaths were preventable.
Globally, the number of under-five child deaths per year has reached a new low. UNICEF Child Mortality Report 2017 was released this week and it again shows the incredible gains that have been made in child survival over the past couple of decades.
At the 2016 World Bank Spring Meetings, Dr. Jim Kim declared, “providing early childhood development is both morally right and economically smart.”
It’s 2018, but in low-income countries around the world, about 11 children under the age of 5 are still dying every minute — mostly from treatable causes like diarrhea and pneumonia.
Right now, Congress can do its part to help end preventable maternal and child deaths globally with the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R.3706, S.1911).
The White House has once again jeopardized the futures of families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. The administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request proposes massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs in the U.S. and around the world. Now the process and final decisions fall to Congress, where there is stiff opposition to much of this budget and where similar proposals failed last year.
The Senate reintroduced legislation last night that will help pave the way toward the end of preventable child and maternal deaths around the world. The Reach Every Mother and Child (S. 1730) makes sure the U.S. does its part to support countries to reach this ambitious goal.
With its first federal budget proposal, the White House has taken aim at families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. Proposing massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs, the budget jeopardizes the futures of people across the country and around the world. Now Congress takes up the process.
Let’s Pass the Reach Act (Word Version)
The International Conference and the Reach Act
Guest Speaker: Christy Gleason, Senior Strategist for the Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
May 2018 Webinar Recording
May 2018 Webinar Summary
May 2018 Webinar Slides (PDF version)
#LettersGetLOUD for the Reach Act (Word Version)
Guest Speaker: You!
July 2017 Webinar Recording
July 2017 Webinar Summary
July 2017 Webinar Slides
Write a Letter to the Editor for Mother’s Day (Word version)
Joint Global/US Poverty Action Sheet: Protect Anti-Poverty Programs (Word version)
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