Reaching Mothers and Children Throughout the Journey to Self Reliance

Global Health Council and leading organizations of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Roundtable organized an educational program and reception that highlighted USAID’s forthcoming progress report on maternal and child survival – known as the 2018 Acting on the Call Report.  The event featured distinguished speakers from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ghanaian and Ugandan Ministries of Health.

You can follow the event conversations on Twitter through the hashtag #MomandBaby.

The event culminated in a call to action to urge U.S. Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (or the Reach Act). Consider spreading these crafted messages far and wide to foster support for this important legislation. The hashtag specific to the Reach Act is #SaveMomsAndKids.

Image courtesy: Save the Children

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The Reach Act would:

1) Require a coordinated U.S. government strategy for how our country would contribute to ending preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths
2) Establish rigorous reporting requirements to improve transparency, accountability, efficiency, and oversight of maternal and child health programs
3) Ensure that the United States Agency for International Development scales up the most effective programs
4) Encourage the use of innovative ways to pay for these programs, including public-private partnerships