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.
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
On Tuesday, October 2, following World Vision’s Day of Prayer, World Vision US partnered with Food for the Hungry, Catholic Relief Services, and Christian Connections for International Health to bring together a bipartisan group of members of Congress, government officials, and pastors, to pray for mothers and children around the globe. The event was opened … Read More
Why investing in U.S. foreign assistance for maternal and child healthcare is good for a country. By Marian V. Liautaud Why It Pays to Invest in Moms What difference does it make if a mother on the other side of the globe lacks access to medical care during her pregnancy? And as sad as it … Read More
It doesn’t matter where you live — simply raising your voice through advocacy can make an impact whether you live in rural Uganda or in the United States. Learn how one community in Uganda advocated for better health and how you can join them by advocating for the re-introduction of the Reach Every Mother and … Read More
Additional contributions by Aaron Brose. It is very likely you know someone who has given birth to, or maybe even was, a preterm baby—a “preemie” as they’re affectionately called. In the United States, preterm birth may come with complications, but hospital and medical teams are well-equipped to provide life-saving care and give parents information about … Read More
Earlier this month Lisa Bos, World Vision director of Government Relations, shared an update on U.S. foreign assistance programs. Today, in a piece originally published on The Hill, Lisa writes about how a meeting with a family in Kenya reinforced why these accounts are so important. I first met John and Grace Onywoo in March. … Read More
This week, USAID released the third annual report, Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Nearly 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth, but the good news is that we have a plan. In 2014, the first Acting on the Call report laid out a roadmap – save 600,000 women’s lives by 2020 and the … Read More