Surviving the First Day
STATE OF THE WORLD'S MOTHERS
In honor of Mother's Day, Save the Children presents our 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report.
Breaking Down Barriers
Meet Narayani, a Pioneering Health Worker
When we started out villagers would let their dogs out after us, and people would chase us with sticks. Now, things have changed. They welcome us and open their doors.” – Narayani, a 20-year veteran of saving newborn lives. WATCH THE VIDEORead the ReportMeet the MothersTake Action
Detecting the Signs of a Difficult Birth
In India, when health workers like Pawan provide prenatal counseling, they can keep a close eye on risky births. Baby Bina was safely born in a hospital thanks to a referral from Pawan. WATCH THE VIDEORead the ReportMeet the MothersTake Action
THE BEST & WORST PLACES TO BE A MOTHER
The chances a mother and her baby will survive help determine Save the Children’s annual rankings of the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Education, income and political representation of women are the other factors. Click anywhere on the map to view the infographic.
Today we know that the 1st day of life offers unequaled opportunity to save lives and set the stage for a healthy future. A new analysis shows that wider use of four extremely low-cost products around birth could annually prevent 1 million deaths in the first month of life.
MEET THE MOMS, AND THEIR LITTLE SURVIVORS
Don't Let Her First Day Be Her Last Day
Newborns like Esther are why we’re dedicated to helping children in need. We work in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable places in countries, from America to Zimbabwe – saving one child at a time. Our caring staff helps provide lifesaving care for newborns, feed hungry children, educate girls and boys, fight child trafficking and respond to catastrophic disasters worldwide.
Sadly, we know firsthand that there are far too many children who aren’t getting the help they need. And that’s where YOU come in. Without compassionate people like you, children like Esther go without.
First Day Responders on the Frontlines
More than 1 million babies die on their first day of life. It’s a horrifying statistic, but we can do something about. With your support, we can help make sure newborns get access to lifesaving care from frontline health workers and the vital supplies they need to help babies survive and thrive.