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Monday, August 25, 2008

End "This Shameful Neglect" With the White Ribbon Alliance

Please endorse this plea for life just in from the White Ribbon Alliance. Thank you.

Dear Friend,

Tell the Global Leaders

... every woman has the right to health care in pregnancy and childbirth.

In September, the global leaders will attend an emergency United Nations meeting in New York on the Millennium Development Goals - the 8 goals world leaders set in 2000 to tackle poverty and global inequities.

Yet Millennium Development Goal 5, to reduce maternal deaths by 75% by the year 2015, is the one Goal on which virtually no progress has been made so far. Despite recent commitments by the African Union and the European Union to set milestones for skilled birth attendants and family planning, world leaders lack the political will to take decisive steps to reverse the trend of declining investment in maternal health. It is time to make our voices heard so that this shameful neglect of women and their newborns comes to an end.

It will take you two minutes to sign this letter - and in that time two women around the world will lose their lives during pregnancy or childbirth because they don't have access to basic health services. This action will demonstrate to the global leaders that the public will no longer accept this injustice.


We are aiming to collect at least 500,000 signatures to represent the 500,000 women who die during pregnancy or childbirth each year -- we need your help! Please spread this message widely amongst your networks. We will continue reaching out for more ways to get involved in the campaign.

Please join us.

We look forward to hearing from you and continued collective efforts.

Best regards,
Betsy McCallon
Senior Program Advisor/Promise to Mothers Lost Project Manager

Global Secretariat
One Thomas Circle NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC USA
tel: 202.775.9680 fax: 202.775.9694

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