Tuesday, May 30, 2006

State of the World’s Mothers

In commemoration of Mother’s Day, Save the Children is publishing its seventh annual State of the World’s Mothers report.

By focusing on the 60 million mothers in the developing world who give birth every year with no professional help and the 4 million newborns who die in the first month of life, this report helps to bring attention to the urgent need to reduce infant mortality around the world.

The report also identifies countries that are succeeding in improving the health and saving the lives of mothers and babies, and shows that effective solutions to this challenge are affordable – even in the world’s poorest countries.

Read on ...

Did I really complain about no flowers and chocolates? What a spoilt woman I am! Am I complaining about being tired because I spent 4 hours last night helping with homework? Instead I am grateful that I have healthy, well-fed boys who do not live in fear, and whose births were surrounded by all the reassuring facilities and staff.

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