Faith-Based Coalition

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Welcome to The Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide, a campaign of Hope Through Healing Hands in partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

We are building a coalition of advocates who are speaking out about the struggles that mothers and children in developing nations face every day. When women and girls lack access to the education and resources they need to create a healthy plan for becoming mothers, the result is tragic—287,000 women in developing nations die from preventable complications during childbirth, and 6.6 million children die before their fifth birthday each year.

We seek to galvanize faith-based leaders and their constituencies around the issues of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) as well as healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies (HTSP) to improve maternal health and reduce child mortality.

Our goal is educate and activate thought-leaders to discuss, debate, and advocate on these issues, addressing MNCH and HTSP. Members of the coalition have varied positions on particular methods, which include fertility-awareness approaches as well as contraceptives, but all agree that healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies is imperative for saving the lives of women and children and enhancing the flourishing of families worldwide.

Join us to learn more about how you can become involved as an advocate for mothers and children.

For more information, please visit the following:

Endorsements

About Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and International Family Planning Issues

Just the Facts

Our Declaration and Commitment for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide

How to Raise Awareness in Your Community

How you can Advocate for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide

Media/Press Kit