On Mother's Day (22nd March 2009), the White Ribbon Alliance are launching a new campaign to highlight the fact that, every minute of every day, somewhere in the world, a woman dies due to pregnancy and birth-related complications. In Africa and Asia, pregnancy and childbirth are the number one causes of death amongst women of childbearing age, killing more than half a million women each year and leaving an estimated 2 million children motherless. Over 80% of these deaths are preventable - women are dying needlessly, not for lack of a cure, but because they can't get healthcare.
If you'd like to add your voice to the Million Mums campaign and speak out against needless deaths in pregnancy and childbirth, then please head to www.millionmums.org and sign up now. It takes less than a minute but it really could make a massive difference.