$70.00 Maternity beds and supplies -- This gift will help stock health centres in developing countries with comfortable, adjustable beds built specifically for obstetrical purposes. Along with the beds come linens, curtains for privacy, and basic medical supplies and equipment, all designed to encourage pregnant women to seek help from these clinics. Your $70 gift is matched for a $420 value!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 11 July 2013 --- 5-month-old Widelin Auguste was very ill when authorities rescued him from a substandard institution. He is now living in a care centre in Port-au-Prince. Some 50,000 Haitian children live in institutions. For children under age 3, prolonged stays in institutions can impede emotional and cognitive development. UNICEF is working with the Government to support optimum alternatives for their care. ©UNICEF/Marco Dormino www.unicef.org/
We're looking forward to baby Louisa's 5th birthday in a few years. Why? Because she is likely to have one. By checking in at a health clinic, her parents are taking crucial steps to assuring she won't be one of the 7 million children younger than 5 who will die this year. Click to see what we're doing to prevent child and infant deaths.