This gel, applied to the newborn’s newly cut umbilical cord, only costs 10 cents a tube. But only recently has its ability to fight infection been realized.
USAID and India worked to address maternal and newborn mortality. Their efforts could save up to 4,686 mothers and 58,619 newborns in India every year!
Paramedic Shanta Das works at the clinic and helps pregnant women and new mothers. USAID is supporting the clinic, which will eventually operate on its own.
“For a moment of time, I can forget about the pain we went through in Burma during the violence. Here I can talk and share my sufferings with other women.”
Progress is happening: 8.7 million mothers were able to give birth in a health facility, while 7.9 million babies were reached with care after delivery.
We promise that calling your members of Congress isn’t scary and is actually pretty easy. Your advocacy on these bills matters now more than ever.
We are fortunate to live in a world where there are so many ways to show love. I have three nieces and a nephew that live nearby, and ever since they were tiny my heart swells at the hugs, the screams of excitement when I ring the doorbell, and when they choose to cuddle up … Read More
Despite incredible progress in preventing child death, one million children still take their first and last breath on the day they are born. Money for foreign assistance programs—including for maternal and child health programs, have directly translated to lives saved over the past 25 years. Since 1990, with the help of U.S. foreign assistance, the … Read More
Millions of children and thousands of mothers die each year, mainly from complications with pregnancy or childbirth. And 99 percent of maternal deaths occur in the developing world. By 2030, the global community hopes to end preventable maternal and child deaths, but that cannot be accomplished without hard work, persistence, advocacy, and a lot of … Read More
In this season of giving, don’t neglect your greatest gift of all: your voice. You and other advocates have come together this year to build relationships with Congress, impact policies that affect the poor, and pray for people around the world. The results are just one more reason to celebrate as we enter the Christmas season. The best gifts are … Read More