Improving Maternal Health Around the World: A Clinic at a Time

Photo credit: Arron Leopard

Improving Maternal Health Around the World: A Clinic at a Time

Having a baby should be cause for celebration.

But, when a woman learns she’s pregnant in Bichena, Ethiopia, her family and friends don’t congratulate her. Instead, they wish her luck, knowing that, her odds of both her and baby surviving pregnancy and birth are much grimmer than in many other parts of the world.

In fact, in Bichena, Ethiopia a staggering 850 out of every 100,000 live births ends in the death of mother, baby, or both.

Not every death from maternal complications can be prevented, but many, many more can. To put things in perspective, only 18 out of every 100,000 live births in the U.S. lead to the death of the mother- and that rate is considered the worst in the Western world! We can do better.

Which is why we’re partnering with Clinic at a Time, a maternal health organization that helps to fund and build maternal health care clinics  in rural Ethiopia.

Because, one thing’s for certain, no mother or child should die from lack of proper resources or medical care. Every mother and child deserve the best possible start in life: safe maternity care during pregnancy, and access to quality medical care when complications do arise during birth and beyond.

photo credit: Arron Leopard

photo credit: Arron Leopard

And here’s the best part: YOU can be a part of the amazing work Clinic at a Time is doing! Here’s how:

Go to iTunes and search momrepublic (our new podcast for new moms) & SUBSCRIBE.

And that’s it! For every new subscription to momrepublic, milkmakers donates a dollar on your behalf to Clinic at a Time (up to 20,000 USD.) So what are you waiting for? Head on over now, and SUBSCRIBE to give.

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Sponsor. This initiative is sponsored by Milkmakers (the “Sponsor”), a Munchkin company. Munchkin, Inc. is located at 7835 Gloria Ave Van Nuys, CA 91406.

Timing. This giving initiative will run from 8:30am PST on April 26th – 12am PST on July 1st (the “Giving Period”). Munchkin’s computer is the official time keeping device for the giving initiative.

How to Enter. Subscribe to Milkmakers podcast ‘momrepublic’ on iTunes and one dollar USD will be given on your behalf to Clinic at a Time, LLC.

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