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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Make sure some of the 9000 mothers and infanst that die every day will get to celebrate Mother’s Day next year

Nothing hurts a mother more than seeing her child suffer and not being able to provide relief. This Mother’s Day, close to 1,000 pregnant and new moms and more than 8,000 infants younger than a month old lost their lives, just like they do every single day. The sad fact is more than 7 million children die each year from almost entirely preventable causes. Sometimes it’s from lack of access to proper health care in the first hours, days or weeks of life. Sometimes it’s lack of access to vaccines, or proper sanitation. Sometimes it’s a simple lack of nutrition. But when a mother loses the battle for her child’s life, the reasons give way to grief.

It doesn’t need to be this way. Simple, cost-effective solutions exist to eradicate preventable child death in our lifetime. Solutions like insecticide-treated mosquito nets that prevent malaria and save half a million children’s lives per year. Or low cost vaccines that would prevent 4 million deaths in the next five years. CARE works hard to bring these and other solutions to the mothers that need them.

Please take the pledge to share this video so that we can spread CARE'S message all over the world. With your help, we can save the innocent lives and ensure that we will have more to celebrate on Mother’s Day next year.

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper
resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts
to increase access to quality health care, improve basic education, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect
natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

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