A Letter to Save Moms and Kids

March 1, 2018By Christina BradicHealthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

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

Christmas Wrap-up

November 30, 2017By Christina BradicAct, Foreign Assistance, Healthy Moms and Kids, Protecting Children No Comments

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

Healthy Kids Make Happy Families

September 8, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Healthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

Wednesday, September 13 is Bump Day — a day to raise awareness for maternal and child health globally. Around the world, 16,000 children die from preventable causes every day, but we have tools and interventions that can help. In the Kiboga District of Uganda, Dr. Martin Kabuye has seen not only the positive effects of … Read More

Five Reasons to Celebrate Midwives

May 5, 2017By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Over 300,000 women die each year due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, but 83 percent of all maternal deaths, stillbirths, and newborn deaths could be avoided with the care of a midwife. When looking at these numbers it is easy to see the importance of midwives, especially in developing countries where accessing care or going to … Read More