Every 90 seconds, a mother dies from complications related to pregnancy childbirth; that is 1,000 women every day. Yet almost every one of these deaths can be prevented. Every Mother Counts (EMC), founded in 2010 by Christy Turlington Burns, is an advocacy and mobilization organization focused on maternal mortality reduction globally. Now in 2012, EMC is gearing up to offer new ways to get involved and take action to help prevent these needless deaths.
Starting today, make every action count. This video introduces Every Mother Counts’ new focus to encourage creative actions to benefit maternal health. With every action you take on our website, we’ll be sending a message. With every dollar we raise, we’ll be funding programs to provide transportation, examinations, medication, midwives and hospital care. One hundred percent of every dollar raised goes directly toward these life saving programs around the world where women-just like you-just need a chance.
Every action counts. Every dollar counts. Every voice counts. Every song counts. Every mile counts. Every Mother Counts.