Support Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths Around the Globe

Child mortality remains one of the great wrongs of our modern world. Every day 16,000 children under age 5 die, mostly from preventable causes.

The good news is that with U.S. leadership, the world has seen over a 50% decline in preventable child deaths since 1990. We know what works to end needless deaths of moms and babies.

Legislation called Reach Every Mother and Child, if enacted, would scale up the low-cost, high-impact strategies we know work to prevent maternal and child deaths to the countries that need them most. It would enable the U.S. to save the lives of 15 million children and 600,000 women by 2020.

Take Action

You can help build momentum for this bill! Together, we can end preventable maternal and child mortality. You can get involved in our campaign by:

Sending a message today to urge your senators to cosponsor this bill!

Writing a letter to your newspaper to inform your community about this important legislation. Click here to draft a letter and to connect directly with your local newspapers.

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Learn More

Download a factsheet about the Reach Every Mother and Child Act.

Read the State of the World's Mothers Report. This year’s report, The Urban Disadvantage, finds that in most developing countries, the poorest urban children are at least twice as likely to die as the richest urban children. In some countries, they are 3 to 5 – or even more – times as likely to die. This is sobering information, but we can change this!

Read Save the Children's post-2015 report on the Millennium Development Goals. The research provides an analysis of fragile and conflict-affected states from 2000-2014 to explore which countries made the most progress on the Millennium Development Goals.

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