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Send a Mother’s Day card with a difference

The Micah Challenge and Make Poverty History are campaigning for government aid to give a greater priority to maternal and child health. Will you take action for change now and bring hope to women and their families and put a stop to the threat of illness and unnecessary death? Find out more and send a Mother’s Day e-card to the government.

Photo:  Mother and baby at Fohorem, Timor Leste
Credit: Helen Nolen RSM/Mercy Works Inc.

This campaign is being promoted at the time of Mother’s Day seeking recognition of and action for the half a million expectant mothers who will die (99% of them in poor countries) and the more than nine million children under the age of five will die from preventable causes in 2009.

The campaign needs support to send the health e-card to politicians, to challenge them to address the issues. Will you take action for change now and bring hope to women and their families and put a stop to the threat of illness and unnecessary death?

The campaign is endeavouring to have maternal and child health a priority in government aid spending.

Find out how you can send a Mother’s Day Health e-card through the Micah Challenge.

Find out about the Make Poverty History campaign.

Find out about the Millennium Development Goals.

From: Institute Specific Issues Committee, Women and Poverty (Sisters Sally Bradley, Leonie Crotty, Angela Reed and Anne Ryan). The Committee warmly invites your response to the article or the issue.
Email: women.poverty@mercy.org.au

Contact: Carmel Heagerty RSM, Institute Justice Co-ordinator
Email: Institute.Justice@mercy.org.au