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Congress Should Adopt Reach Act To Help End Preventable Child, Maternal Deaths

Roll Call: Our Chance to Reach Every Mother and Child
Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund

“…The [Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015], led by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Chris Coons, D-Del., would enshrine … [reforms to end preventable child and maternal deaths] into law. With Congress back in Washington, it should seize the opportunity to take up this bill and change the course of our shared future. The health and well-being of the world’s mothers and children is not — and never has been — a partisan issue. … Congress and both of the past two administrations have shown that they understand this. If they choose, our lawmakers now have the chance to put that shared belief into action” (9/24).

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