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U.S. Congress Should Push For Bipartisan Reach Act To Become Law

Seattle Times: How the U.S. can save mothers and children across the globe
U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.)

“…[M]ore can be done [to prevent global maternal and child deaths] at a minimal cost to American taxpayers. The Reach Act would greatly improve the rate at which moms and kids survive, and it would put us that much closer to the global commitment of ending all preventable deaths in the next generation globally. Through implementing strategies and tactics learned from other hugely successful and bipartisan global health initiatives such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the President’s Malaria Initiative, the Reach Act would streamline and increase the impact of USAID’s maternal and child survival programs in the countries that need it the most. … [The Reach Act] is one of the most widely supported pieces of any bipartisan global health legislation in the past decade. I urge my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to join me in pushing for this lifesaving bill to become law” (10/22).

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