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Cuso International is working in countries where moms and newborn babies are dying because they don't have adequate care. They don't have to die. They need increased access to better care, and midwives can help make this possible. Please give today to help send skilled volunteers to train midwives and other health care workers to countries with tragically high maternal death rates: Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania.

With your help today, the first look between a mom and her precious newborn won't be their last. Your gift will have 10 times the impact thanks to a matching gift!

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Why moms and babies are dying and what you can do about it

For pregnant women in developing countries, three major obstacles stand in the way of accessing lifesaving care.
Seeking Care
Women may not recognize complications during pregnancy or childbirth.
Reaching Care
Women must often travel long distances to seek health care, and may lack transportation to get there or money to pay for transportation costs.
Receiving Skilled Care
Health facilities are often under-staffed, under-resourced, and may not be able to provide timely or quality care.
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Your gift at work

Midwives do much more than deliver babies. They care for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and after birth. When women and babies have problems, midwives can stabilize them, and refer them to hospitals. Plus, they're mobile, providing care to some of the most hard to reach places. But there's a shortage of midwives in our priority countries.

Your gift will help bring skilled volunteers to train midwives and other healthcare workers in Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. When pregnant women are in the care of well-trained midwives, they're more likely to give birth safely, and their babies are more likely to remain healthy. Through your gift, you'll improve the knowledge and skills of midwives, strengthen the quality of services in clinics, and raise awareness about maternal and child health in communities. You will have 10 times the impact thanks to a matching gift—and it will be put to work right away helping pregnant women and their unborn babies access the life-saving care they need.
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