#NoMomLeftBehind This Mother's Day
This Mother's Day
The 30/30 Project
Julie Lewis, a 30 year HIV survivor and mother to Ryan Lewis, founded the 30/30 Project to improve access to comprehensive healthcare in communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. The 30/30 Project has a goal to build 30 medical facilities worldwide and has partnered with Construction for Change, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization, which coordinates construction management of the medical facilities with local building partners. The 30/30 Project’s mission is to bring access to quality, affordable healthcare to those who need it most.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies
Healthy moms and healthy babies are a critical area of focus for the 30/30 Project. We are committed to helping women-serving health service organizations have the best spaces to provide excellent care and improve maternal outcomes for their communities. The statistics tell a sad story for pregnant women in many communities worldwide:
- More than 300,000 women around the world die in childbirth or complications with pregnancy each year.
- 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, with the greatest number occurring in rural areas and among the poorest communities.
- Young adolescents face a higher risk of complications and death as a result of pregnancy than other women.
With the right care, this doesn't have to happen, and the right care begins with a safe and welcoming space to give birth.
That's why this Mother’s Day we stand by women’s health to say that there should be No Mom Left Behind. Women sacrifice many things when they become a mother but they shouldn’t have to sacrifice their lives!
This Mother's Day, we have the opportunity to partner with Hope Through Health to support maternal health in Northern Togo, voted for three years in a row as the “saddest place on earth.” We are going to help change this plight for mothers in Togo by building a maternity ward as the first project in our No Mom Left Behind campaign. The lifetime chance for a woman to die in childbirth in the US is 1 in 1800; in Togo it’s 1 in 46. This is unacceptable. Skilled medical care before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborn babies, and that is exactly what this maternity ward will provide. Not only will women in Togo have a chance for a safe and positive childbirth outcome, but with prenatal care, HIV+ women will have access to medications to keep their children HIV-free.
Let's make sure this Mother’s Day - as we set out to celebrate the lives, love and sacrifices of moms around the world - that there is No Mom Left Behind.
We hope you will join us this Mother’s Day with a donation toward building a maternity ward in Togo, West Africa and ensure that No Mom is Left Behind.
*Original E-Mother's Day cards are available to everyone who gives a donation on this website (the option is available after clicking "Donate Now").
*Those who donate over $300 will have the opportunity to honor a mother with her name on a plaque in the new maternity ward (you will be contacted after donation).