Global Laser Talk August 2017

Reach Every Mother and Child Act: Request Congressional Support for Upcoming Maternal & Child Health Legislation

Engage the Audience: Most of us have children in our lives - siblings, nieces, grandchildren or our own kids. They all deserve the healthcare and nutrition that will help them survive and thrive in life. 

State the Problem: But childhood can be fragile. Worldwide, 5.9 million children die each year before they reach their fifth birthday, and most of these deaths are preventable. 

Inform on the Solution: This year, Congress will re-introduce bipartisan legislation (the Reach Act) to put us on a track to ending preventable maternal and child deaths once and for all. The legislation will call for three key reforms: 

  • A coordinated strategy for ending preventable child and maternal deaths in a generation
  • Clear targets that focus on the poorest populations and accountability for reaching them
  • Scaling up of the highest-impact, evidence-based interventions to drive down the leading killers of moms and kids

Call to Action: No matter where they are born, children deserve to thrive. When the Reach Every Mother and Child Act is re-introduced, will you cosponsor this legislation?