Manju’s story is not unique — millions of women in Bihar, India find themselves in labor, bleeding and in peril, with little access to health services or ambulances. Despite the dire circumstances, Manju’s daughter was born without any complications. But not all are so lucky.
Every 90 seconds, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. U.S. investments in global health, largely funded by foreign assistance, are crucial to ending preventable child and maternal deaths, stopping the spread and frequency of disease, and strengthening health systems within the country to provide quality health care to every community.
Congress has the power to protect these lifesaving programs and they need to do that now. But they won't stand up for lifesaving accounts unless they hear from you.
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