Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An Open Letter to Whom it May Concern

Dear Global Minded Mama*:
Maternal Health comes in many forms and is needed everywhere. The World Health Organization estimates that every day, approximately 1000 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. It is the word preventable that compels me to write you today.
Research shows us that birthing kits and trained attendants greatly improve chances of survival for mothers and babies. What if every local church in the world had a trained birthing attendant? It can be done.
The women of First Baptist Decatur, GA are intricately connected to the women of the Baptist church in Kidete, Tanzania. We need each other. I would love to begin a conversation with you about ways to form maternal health partnerships with women around the world.  
Have car, will travel. Have passport, will fly. Together we can increase maternal health.
Would love to hear from you,

Suzanah D. Raffield
*mama defined, for the purpose of this post, as anyone who mothers ... a child, a cause, a world, love.


Anonymous Lia said...

I'm in.

5:13 PM  

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