As we celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we appreciate our good fortune of living in a country where health care is assumed and very few children die at birth or soon after.
Unfortunately that is not true in the developing world, where 6.3 million children die annually, mostly of preventable causes, before they reach the age of 5. Additionally, 289,000 mothers die from pregnancy- related complications. We currently have the technology to prevent most of these deaths.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administers large sums of money that the U.S. provides for elimination of these deaths within 20 …