Her first day of life should not be her last.

The most dangerous day for babies in poverty zones is the first day of life. And as they grow, the threats mount.

Pneumonia kills them. Or, diarrhea, parasites, lung problems or malnutrition. They die because there's no trained midwife or nurse. They die because there's no emergency care.

But they don't have to die. These are all preventable causes that wouldn't even be a threat in the U.S.

And according to the WHO, something as simple as a single skilled birth attendant caring for the mother and the newborn can stop many of these preventable deaths.

Well-trained local healthcare workers, (whether they are midwives, birth attendants, nursing support personnel) can and do save woman's lives every day - but only if women have access to their skill and support. That's why it's so important to spread awareness and raise support for programs that train local healthcare workers within the communities that need their help most.

Don't let this everyday tragedy go unnoticed. Sign our petition and add your voice to surging outrage over infant deaths in poverty zones.
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