Advocacy Vital To Protecting, Increasing Foreign Assistance For Global Health
Christian Post: Why Christians Should Support Foreign Development Aid
Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands and director of the Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide
“…We know we have the possibility of making poverty history, ending mother and child deaths. And ending AIDS, TB, and malaria. We just need a final push of American will to do so. How can we bring that to pass? Through advocacy … simply give your government representative permission as a leader to vote on behalf of protecting or increasing foreign assistance. Let them know that you want to make sure that we continue to provide full funding … to save the lives of mothers, children, and families with a mere penny to the dollar. Let them know you support PEPFAR, the Global Fund, nutrition, and maternal & child health. Each account matters. And finally, thank them for their leadership and their support for this funding in this era of fiscal restraint…” (2/28).