Get The Facts
Why Moms? It should be the happiest moment in a mother’s life: the moment when she holds her new baby in her arms for the first time.
But in some parts of the world, pregnancy and childbirth is a time fraught with worry, and with good reason:
Every day, 830 women die due to complications in pregnancy or childbirth and
Every year, 16,000 children die each year before their 5th birthdays, mostly from preventable causes.
But there is good news: there are easy solutions, and whether you are a mom or you just love your mom, you can help.
How Do I Become a Global Mom?
When you join the tens of thousands of mothers taking the Global Moms Challenge, you are saying you believe that every mother in the world should have the right to a healthy pregnancy, a safe delivery, and a child who will survive and thrive. As a Global Mom you will receive the latest news on issues important to you and opportunities for you to take easy actions that support our partners’ efforts to improve women’s and children’s health worldwide.
What if I Am Not A Mom?
You don’t have to be a mom to help a mom! We welcome anyone and everyone to join the Global Moms Challenge
to help boost health and happiness for moms and babies everywhere.
What Can I Do Now?
If you are already a Global Mom and want to get started — join us on social media! Follow us on Facebook
to share our messages and partner projects. When you help get the word out and show your support, more are able to join us to help improve the lives of women and children worldwide.
Where Do the partners of the Global Moms Challenge work?
The Global Moms Challenge brings together a coalition of more than 30 world-class partners working around the globe to improve the lives of women and children. To find out where our partners operate and if they are involved in a project near you, click here
How Can I Donate?
The Global Moms Challenge supports our partners in their groundbreaking work to ensure health and happiness for millions of women and children. These dedicated organizations train midwives and health workers, provide much-needed vaccinations and nutritional support for newborns and children, increase access to healthcare for expecting mothers and help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.The mission of the Global Moms Challenge is to draw attention to these issues and connect you with the work of our partners, and therefore we do not accept donations, but please consider donating directly to our partners
. Click here to meet our partners
and learn more about their work.
How Can I Share My Story?
The Global Moms Challenge is creating a world wide community, building on the common dream that every mother shares for her child: a healthy pregnancy and a baby who will survive and thrive.Share your stories here
[still to come] with us about your own pregnancy, motherhood, your dreams for your children, and how you are encouraging your children to join you in helping others. You can also share with us via social media—join us on Facebook
to share our messages and partner projects. and post your stories, photos or videos. We love connecting with you, and helping connect moms in the U.S. and around the world through the common bond of motherhood.
How Can I Tell My Friends?
Spread the word on social media! Follow us on Facebook
to share our messages and global initiatives to help improve the lives of women and children across the globe. Check out our Social Media Kit [still to come] to get started!
What is Every Woman Every Child (EWEC)?
Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in September 2010, Every Woman Every Child
aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015. It is an unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women and children around the world. The effort puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health
, which presents a roadmap on how to enhance financing, strengthen policy and improve service on the ground for the most vulnerable women and children.
What are the MDGs?
In 2000, the leaders of every country in the world established eight goals (Millennium Development Goals
) with a deadline of September, 2015, and committed to work together to reduce extreme poverty in its many dimensions—income poverty, hunger, disease, poor living conditions, and exclusion-while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. Each of the goals is centered around basic human rights-the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security.
What Progress Has Been Made in Achieving the MDGs So Far?
Enormous progress has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs):
- Fewer people are living in poverty
- Nearly half as many children die from preventable causes as did just two decades ago
- More children than ever are attending primary school
- More people have access to clean and safe drinking water
- Millions of lives have been saved from malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis since the MDGs were created in 2000