Pakur Mother and Child Survival Project

I ran into a friend along Bank Street yesterday. He was out spreading word of a charity run this Saturday, June 14th, for the Pakur Mother and Child Survival Project. Here’s a description:

India leads the world in maternal and child deaths, with rural regions being most severely affected. Pregnant women and new mothers often have to walk 5km or more to reach adequate health care. As a result, women and children under 5 die every day from preventable causes such as birth complications, pneumonia, and diarrhoea. The Pakur Mother and Child Survival Project is working to boost human health and save lives in the Pakur District of India by improving access to health care for mothers and children.

It is certainly a worthy cause. You can donate here.

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