Mothers and children are directly affected by healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), making the numbers real and in too many cases painful. “Globally, it is estimated that the deaths of 1.8 million children under five could be prevented annually if pregnancies were spaced at healthy intervals,” says Susan Otchere, the Project Director of the mobilizing … Read More
Reminder: Tomorrow you can join our World Vision Advocacy conference call! Anyone is welcome to join—from experienced advocates to someone who has never emailed their members of Congress before. Click through to learn more, RSVP, and join us! Motherhood is rewarding and beautiful, but never an easy endeavor no matter who you are. While it is impossible to fully plan for the joys and challenges having a child will bring…
Many lives begin the same – as a mother’s source of hope and worry for what the future might hold. However, for many this is also the most dangerous day of their lives. But, we follow a mother as she whispers a promise, “We will keep you safe. Dream big, my love!” Many hearts, hands, … Read More
This is the story of Sultana Razia, an advocate of change, serving her community to reduce maternal and child death. She has been involved with World Vision since 2010 and now advises the community’s citizens on health-related issues. Her varied experiences of the journey are depicted in this post. Further your advocacy by joining us … Read More
Engaging in advocacy isn’t always easy. It takes persistence and patience. New laws and policies can sometimes take years to get passed, which is why we need to celebrate when we have successes in our journey along the way.
A lot of you have been raising your voice on the Reach Every Mother and Child Act through meetings, emails and phone calls. This outreach to your Members of Congress has been incredible and it’s working!
Due to the support of a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives, which includes Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Betty McCollum (D-MN), there is a letter that your member of Congress can sign in support of global maternal and child health programs. These programs are often at risk for funding cuts—cuts that would be devastating to mothers and children around the world. See how you can help.
A holiday tradition is to gather around the Thanksgiving table and share the things in our lives we feel most blessed to have. Often they are the obvious, but sometimes they are the less obvious — or even the things that in the beginning, we tried to wish away. “How incredible it is for God to … Read More
One of the many memories I have as a child growing up in the Pacific Northwest is having to walk to the bus stop in the Winter with a scarf wrapped around my head — an itchy scarf that I hated. However, my mother could see me at the bus stop from the kitchen window, so I had to keep it on because — her words, “If I didn’t keep my ears covered, I was going to catch pneumonia!”
If my six year-old self had known what I know now
Recently World Vision joined PATH, RESULTS, and the Washington Global Health Alliance to speak to reporters at the Seattle Times about the importance of maternal and child health and the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015. Their conclusion? Saving children around the world is something we can all agree on. The Seattle Times reports: Remarkable … Read More
This week the global health community celebrated 5.9. The same community also mourned the number 5.9 and looked at it with determination. 5.9 million is the number of children under the age of 5 who die every year. For the very first time, this number has dropped under six million, from 12.7 million in 1990 … Read More