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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As presidential candidates bemoan a broken political system and pundits point fingers, members of Congress from both parties have quietly come together in support of one issue that everyone can get behind: the health of mothers and children worldwide.
What our kids should eat has been the subject of every pediatrician’s visit, parenting class, and talk show in recent memory. The perfect answer is still up for debate, but in the meantime we’ve collectively, consistently failed to secure even the most basic nutrition for many of the world’s most vulnerable children.
I had an incredible day last Tuesday. Not only did I meet face-to-face with my congressman on Capitol Hill, but after our conversation he agreed to sign on to the Reach Act, a bill that has the potential to help end preventable maternal and child deaths.
Everywhere, a child’s first day of school is a picture of potential. This milestone means the child survived to the age of five, received nutrition and care, and now has access to quality education and a bright future. You have the opportunity to make these shared values a reality for all. Now is the time to urge your members of Congress to voice their support for global health and education in this year’s spending bill, helping provide opportunity in the world’s poorest places.
The last year of an administration’s budget is an opportunity to set the tone on their priorities and what the administration sees as their legacy. This Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget from President Obama offers a few insights on what this White House sees as their priorities in their last few months in office, and hopefully a bit into what they’d like to see in the years to come from Congress. RESULTS is glad to see ending preventable child and maternal deaths and creating an AIDS-free generation coming out strongly in the President’s proposed budget, but there are clearly some disappointments in cuts to accounts we know matter greatly in the fight against infectious disease and more broadly ending poverty .
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