Every two minutes, malaria kills a child. This World Malaria Day, take action to help reduce preventable deaths and save children’s lives!
As a nurse at the Mahama Camp in Rwanda, Jen does it all. She started working with Save the Children in September 2015 and now delivers pre- and post-natal care to women in the camp. For these women, and so many women around the world, simple interventions such as this can mean the difference between life and death.
This week, more than 250 advocates from 34 states attended the annual Save the Children and SCAN Advocacy Summit to receive targeted advocacy training and urge lawmakers to invest in kids. The advocates met with more than 150 lawmakers from both parties and urged them to make key investments in early childhood education in the U.S. and maternal, newborn and child survival programs overseas.
When I arrived in Ghana, I had no clue what to expect. Going in, I knew there were two things I wanted to take away from the month-long volunteer excursion: 1) experience working in the global health field and 2) experience a brand new culture. Little did I know, I would end up leaving with newfound passion and drive.
Seven thousand newborn babies are dying every day. How can we protect our littlest global citizens?
Rukia was only seven months pregnant when excess fluid in her abdomen forced her to have an emergency C-section at her district hospital in Tanzania. Thankfully, the operation was successful, but her premature son required extra care to ensure he grew and developed like he should. Thanks to the health workers and simple, effective solutions like Kangaroo Mother Care, Rukia’s son survived and is now growing stronger. Sadly, this is not always the case.
Check out a few ways that Congress should invest in kids in 2018.