2020 Maternal & Child Health Campaign
In 2020, the key focus for the DFW Advocacy Chapter with RESULTS will be maternal and child health.
Since 1990 significant progress has been made on global maternal health and child survival. It’s not been an accident. Focused efforts by RESULTS advocates and others have helped increase funding, improve access, and focus on smarter solutions, particularly in poor settings. But we still have much to do as 300,000 women still die annually of preventable causes in childbirth and nearly 15,000 children under the age of 5 still die daily of preventable causes. These data points don’t even speak to the 151 million children under age 5 whose brain and body development have been stunted due to malnutrition.
We can do better with your help!
The President has released his 2021 budget, and for the fourth year in a row, he has proposed cuts to key development assistance programs, including maternal and child health. But working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress, we can protect and improve these programs, as we have over the past three years. They need to hear from their constituents–they need to hear from you!