The opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for the next generation starts now. Investments in programs that promote health and nutrition must be a top priority for policymakers.
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I will celebrate this Father’s Day as a first time dad because my family was fortunate to have access to outstanding medical care. I am fully aware that the best day of my life could have been the worst day of my life if my family lived in the developing world, where many communities lack access to adequate maternal and child health care.
All babies deserve a healthy and vibrant start to life, but for some, just surviving until their fifth birthday is a challenge. Many of the world’s youngest citizens struggle simply because of where they were born. We can — and must — help change this.
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.
Seven thousand newborn babies are dying every day. How can we protect our littlest global citizens?