When we hear that 1,000 women all over the world die every single day as a result of pregnancy or child birth complications, it’s easy to get discouraged. When we realize that 90% of those deaths are preventable, it’s natural to get a little angry.
But the good news is that preventable deaths mean that there is hope.
And hope is good.
The EveryMotherCounts campaign has brought to light some startling statistics, but the website also offers several actions that we can take to improve those statistics. You. Me. Each one of us can actually do something to help reduce the death toll among expecting mothers.
Last week we encouraged you to watch a documentary. I hope those of you who have cable (or access to someone who has cable) were able to make time in your weekend to learn more about WHY we need to work towards improving maternal health.
This week, we’re encouraging you to dig up that old cell phone and do something good with it.
Donating your old cell phone could save a woman’s life.
It could save several lives.
Please consider sharing this post with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. There are so many old phones sitting in junk drawers and garages, waiting for “just in case” you need them.
Here it is.
Just in case.