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Protect Mothers and Children

Each new life is precious! But for families in the developing world, surviving childhood can be a challenge.

 

 

Where children are born shouldn’t determine whether they survive. Every new life is precious to God, and He wants fullness of life for every child.  All moms deserve the right medical care to safely deliver and nurture their babies. Your voice can help make that a reality. Will you ask Congress to protect funding for vital maternal and child health programs?

Every year, members of Congress have a chance to co-sign a letter affirming the importance of this funding through organizations like World Vision. The first version of this letter will be released this month, so the time is NOW to use your voice!

Adequate funding for maternal and child health accounts is critical to preserving effective, evidence-based, poverty-focused assistance that saves lives and helps strengthen economies in developing countries. The U.S. has a long-standing record of supporting critical, life-saving investments in global child and maternal health and nutrition. In 2022 alone, USAID helped 11.6 million women give birth in facilities receiving U.S. Government support, resuscitated 247,000 newborns who were not breathing at birth, and reached 31.6 million children with nutrition programs.

While reductions in global mortality rates for women and children are two of the biggest success stories in international development, there remain significant gaps that additional investments can help close. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 5.2 million children under age five died from mainly preventable and treatable diseases each year, with malnutrition as the underlying cause of roughly half of these deaths. Additionally, 300,000 women die annually of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Use our simple, pre-filled form to contact your legislators and ask them to sign this compassionate letter as soon as possible! Together, we can pave the way for moms and babies to not just survive, but thrive.

(Last updated 2/22/2023)

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