May 5th, 2016
Each day, over 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. And every two minutes, a child dies from malaria.
Not only are these statistics tragic and staggering but they’re also incredibly frustrating because many of the basic needs that can improve the health of mothers and children—things like medications and vaccinations—are out of reach for many of them.
That’s why, on May 5, hundreds of experts and advocates for the health and wellbeing of women and children are joining forces to prove that small actions can lead to big changes at the fourth annual Moms+Social Good gathering, an event created by the United Nations Foundation in partnership with Johnson & Johnson.
The goal: draw attention to some of the greatest challenges facing women and children around the world, and help inspire parents to take action by connecting them to leading experts—and each other.
“We look forward to a world where every girl has a chance to receive an adequate education, where every mother has the medical support necessary to minimize the complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and where children across the globe have access to the healthcare needed for a long and happy life,” says Debra Bass, President of the Global Baby Franchise at Johnson & Johnson and a speaker at the Moms+Social Good event.