Ending Preventable Deaths
Since 1990, the mortality rates for children under 5 has been reduced by more than half.
But there is still much more work to do.
Every day, 15,000 children around the world under age 5 die from preventable causes
such as pneumonia, dehydration and diarrhea.
Additionally, 800 women are dying every day from complications from
pregnancy and childbirth.
What We’re Doing
Through a combination of government relations, communications and grassroots mobilization,
we build relationships with the public and policymakers for effective policies and legislation that
benefit mothers and children around the world.
We empower our grassroots network of more than 250,000 advocates to raise their voices
and lobby their Congress to invest in maternal and child global health and pass the Reach Act
to save the lives of moms and kids.
By joining together, we become a force that turns advocacy into policy wins for kids.
What You Can Do
Legislation introduced in Congress – the Reach Every Mother and Child Act – would scale up effective health and nutrition programs, like Exodus received, to help more moms and kids survive and thrive. Use your voice and act today!
Over the past 25 years, the world has reduced child mortality by more than half and maternal mortality by nearly as much. We have made particular gains in areas with the world’s most vulnerable populations.
The Reach Every Mother and Child Act is a bold, bipartisan policy initiative supported by more than 50 diverse NGOs and faith-based organizations, which would dramatically accelerate the reduction of preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths worldwide—helping to achieve the global commitment of ending these deaths within a generation.