Celebrating Mother’s Day

As we celebrate Mother’s Day It is also an opportunity to reflect on the health challenges mothers face. Childbirth takes the lives of 289,000 women each year, robbing them and their child of what should be one of the most joyous moments in their lives. The U.S.Government is working tirelessly to help country governments achieve their national strategies and target the major causes of maternal death. This year, let us honor the mothers in our lives with a renewed commitment to ensuring they can safely give birth to healthy children, children who have every prospect of themselves leading long, healthy lives. Achieving an AIDS-free generation and ending preventable maternal and child death are ambitious but achievable goals. With a clear path for action, we can deliver on this fundamental human aspiration and help improve the lives of mothers everywhere