Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Bill to Improve Maternal and Child Health

In March, the House of Representatives introduced the Newborn, Child, and Mother Survival Act of 2009. Newborn child mortality rates throughout developing countries are frightening. The lack of clean and safe conditions for childbearing result in many mothers and children contracting diseases, many of which are fatal. The new bill is aimed directly at this issue. Establishing an Interagency Task Force on Child Survival and Maternal Health, it would make delivery room conditions safer and focus on improving the health of mothers and children. Read more about the bill here, and remember to call your congressional leaders to voice your support!