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Congress Should Support Efforts To End Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths, Alleviate Food Insecurity

The Hill: Global moms say ‘thank you’ to the American people
Lisa Bos, director of government relations, and Beth Ann Saracco, policy adviser for food security and livelihood, both at World Vision U.S.

“…We urge members of Congress to acknowledge the powerful message of ‘thank you’ we heard on our recent trips [to Kenya and Zimbabwe] by robustly supporting and funding … life-saving and critical international development programs in fiscal year 2017. … Combined together, the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (REACH Act) and the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) would support efforts to end preventable deaths of moms and babies and address chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. We have learned from our time in Kenya and Zimbabwe that when a woman is empowered, the entire family and community is strengthened. What better way to honor women like [those we visited] than by equipping other global moms with the same ability to transform their lives for the better, impacting the future of generations of children and families to come” (4/14).

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