Monday, June 14, 2010

ONE international

3.5 million healthworkers needed
Tell the G8 to give hands-on support for mothers and children living in poverty

For women giving birth and children struggling to survive, 3.5 million healthworkers could make the difference between life and death.

The facts are shocking: Every year more than 300,000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth; 3.6 million children die within their first month of life and 5.2 million more die before they reach 5 years of age.

On 25 June, G8 leaders will meet to sign onto a new maternal and child health initiative. ONE is asking for a commitment to train and support 3.5 million additional healthcare workers in countries where they are needed most.