Ending Newborn Death
Obviously, this is an important topic to me. I lost a two day old infant and have been championing for Newborn Health ever since. I often blog about this topic, most recently about the Newborn Health Action Plan.
So when Social Good Moms sent out information about raising awareness to help end newborn death, it was not even a question that I would participate.
Per Jennifer James, founder of Social Good Moms, here are some ways you can help:
We can all do something to save newborn lives! Follow all of the posts on Tumblr and on Pinterest for the next 24 hours to learn more about this global movement to save more babies and about Save the Children’s report. You can join the conversation at #FirstDay. You can also comment on the Every Newborn Action Plan until Friday, February 28, to share your ideas about saving more newborns. And, finally, you can simply give to Save the Children to purchase newborn health kits for women in need who lack access to quality health workers and care.
The very worst part of all of this is the word “preventable.” My Kathryn’s death was not preventable, at least not under the current technology that was available, but at least she access to the best care that could be provided at the time. So many of these mothers could walk away with a baby in their arms… if we all do our part to help.
Newborn death isn’t MY problem. It’s OUR problem.
As mothers (and fathers or grandparents or aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, etc) don’t you want to do your part to help babies survive? Start by checking out and making a comment on the Every Newborn Action Plan.
At a minimum, go read the report released yesterday by Save the Children: Ending Newborn Death.