Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Honour a mother in your life by sending an eCard that will help struggling mothers worldwide

Mother's Day

A child dies every six seconds – help a mother feed her child this Mother’s Day.

 A child’s future starts with the mother. When pregnant or new mothers don’t receive proper nutrition, neither do their children, and up to 17 million children are born underweight each year.The prevention of maternal and child undernutrition is a long-term investment that will benefit the present as well as future generations.

This Mother’s Day, choose your card wisely.  By sending a special WFP (World Food Programme) eCard  you can honor a mother in your life - and save a life at the same time. Just click on the banner above to send your card.

Take a look at some of the facts -
  • 1. Children in developing countries who are born weighing less than 2,500 grams are 20 times more likely to die in infancy than heavier babies. (Source UNICEF)
  •  Around 50% of pregnant women in developing countries are anaemic. Lack of iron increases the risk of death of the mother at delivery, accounting for at least 20% of maternal mortality.
  • In most developing countries women produce between 60 and 80% of the food, but they own less than 2% of the world’s titled land.
No mother should be forced to choose between feeding herself and feeding her child.


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