ATLANTA – (July 30, 2015) The global poverty fighting group CARE hailed the introduction of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015, which will improve how the United States provides lifesaving assistance to women and children around the world.
Uy Phom is an energetic young mother from Koh Kong in Cambodia who is helping ensure that her savings group is about more than just money. Under her leadership, women who come together to add to their savings each week are linking healthy finances with healthy children.
Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Travels with CARE to See Better Solutions to Women’s Health in Cambodia
Members of Congress witness how strong health systems create healthy, self-sufficient moms and families
"The world needs to accept that many parts of Niger and the Sahel are now in a state of chronic crisis," explained Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE International, in 2012.
While there is not a universal day set aside to promote the welfare of children, nations have been doing so for close to 100 years.
A child’s future is shaped within their first 1,000 days – the critical period between conception and age two. During this important period, maternal and child nutrition has a measurable, lasting impact on growth, brain development and overall health.
Fanta Bangura is 17 years old and grew up in Yiben, a rural community in the Koinadugu district. Early in her marriage, she moved to Freetown with her husband and shortly after became pregnant with their first child.