About 350,000 women die in childbirth every year

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 International (a campaign and advocacy organisation committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa) is asking for a commitment to train and support 3.5 million additional healthcare workers in countries where they are needed most.

Please read and sign the petition to ask the G8 to give more support for mothers and children living in poverty.

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