Mothers Need Access To Health Information To Cut Maternal Deaths, Prevent HIV Infection

Huffington Post: A World Where Every Girl and Woman Is in Control of Her Health
Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation

“…[Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)] delivers vital health information to new and expectant mothers through their mobile phones. Every girl and woman should be in charge of her health and her future. … Most [maternal] deaths are preventable — a clear sign that we have a lot of work to do to ensure that women have the tools they need to stay healthy. One of the best steps we can take to empower women is to make sure they have access to information. … I recently had the opportunity to speak with MAMA’s executive director, Kirsten Gagnaire, about what she has learned from mothers around the world…” (5/11).

Huffington Post: Fighting for Heroic Moms This Mother’s Day
Barbara Lee, U.S. representative for California’s 13th congressional district, and Ashley Judd, actress and PSI ambassador

“…The United States government has been a leader in global health and foreign development for decades. Support from the U.S. provides mothers with the extra help they need to protect their children and changes millions of lives for the better. Perhaps no issue better illustrates this than the U.S.’s leadership on HIV and AIDS. … On this Mother’s Day, we hope to give voice to the millions of mothers struggling to protect their families from HIV and other health challenges. As we celebrate, we must renew our commitment to ending HIV by reducing the barriers that mothers face to protecting their families…” (5/11).