The mother & child project : raising our voices for health and hope

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Dozens of influential leaders have heard the pleas of mothers and children in developing countries. Raising their voices to inspire a movement to increase healthy pregnancies and lower death rates, Melinda Gates, Kay Warren, Bill Frist, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Michael W. Smith and more speak out about why people of faith must get involved in The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope. Almost 287,000 women die each year because of pregnancy and birth complications. Many orphans are left behind in the wake of this tragedy, and without a mother, many of those children die as well. If only enough people knew. We have the resources to prevent this crisis, but we must take action.

Fortunately, Hope Through Healing Hands, a nonprofit organization promoting awareness for healthy mothers and children worldwide, is already spreading the word. Not only can we save lives, reduce abortions, and decrease death rates, but also we can help build healthier, thriving families and bring stability and sustainability to families, communities and nations.

The question is, will you join them

Choosing joy for mothers and children / Kay Warren
Preface: All lives have equal value / Melinda Gates
Introduction: Third world women / Amy Grant
Part 1: Maternal and child health: how healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy saves lives
Mihret Gebrehiwot's story: Ethiopia
A mama knows / Rachel Held Evans
Contraception is a pro-life cause in developing world / Bill Frist and Jenny Eaton Dyer
Family planning as a pro-life cause / Michael Gerson
Transforming the world / David Stevens
the burden we should share / Cathy R. Taylor
Baby free until 2013 / James and Jena Lee Nardella
Women and girls' health / Phillip Nieburg
She counts / Shannon Trilli
New ideas, new opinions / Victoria Jennings
Who will take care of my children? / Elizabeth Styffe
A "big tent" approach / Kent R. Hill
Personal and professional reasons to be thankful for child spacing / Ray Martin
Why Christians should care about maternal health / Shepherd and Anita Smith
Contraception uncoupled / Joe McIlhaney
From mother to mother / Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Part 2: Strong mothers: the key to healthy families, communities, and nations
Beryl Anyago's story: Kenya
Helping women isn't just a "nice" thing to do / Hillary Clinton
Maternal health and the strategy for empowering women / Bruce Wilkinson
Better moms make a better world / Sherry Surratt
Healthy mothers create healthy societies, and a safer world / Kay Granger
How I became a maternal health advocate / Christy Turlington Burns
Family planning and linkages with US health and development goals / Janet Fleischman
Making dreams come true / Jennifer Nettles
Part 3: Other concerns: male involvement, child marriage, slavery, and orphan care
Namatta Lillian's story: Uganda
Kiran Awasthi's story: India
What's so scary about smart girls? / Nicholas Kristof
Men as difference-makers / James Nardella
From the shade of an acacia tree / Dan Haseltine
Too young to wed / Cynthia Gorney
Child marriage and dowry deaths / Jimmy Carter
A promise to girls / Desmond Tutu and Ela Bhatt
Forced to confront the impossible / Christine Caine
Brothels, survival, and hope / Natalie Grant
Contraceptives in the developing world / Tony Campolo
Speaking up for other mothers / Tracie Hamilton
Every child deserves a family / Mary Beth Chapman
Part 4: Why maternal health matters to people of faith
Dorine's story: Burundi
The good Samaritan in the global village / Jim Wallis
The first-responder church / Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
You just never know / Mike Glenn
Blessed for all generations / Dan Scott
What kind of people ought you to be? / Jennie Allen
On shame and stewardship / Scott Sauls
Sovereign over us / Michael W. Smith
The old new thing / Sarah Masen and David Dark
The village nearby / Debbie Dortzbach.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This well-organized, well-written, and well-meaning collection of essays, compiled by a global health promotion agency, provides an overview of problems that affect women and families in the developing world. It analyzes issues associated with lack of family planning and demonstrates benefits to women and societies that have access to it, arguing that mothers and maternal health are one key to strong families, communities, and nations. Contributors include thought and faith leaders such as Rick Warren, Desmond Tutu, Nicholas Kristof, and Hillary Clinton; in addition, women from impoverished countries provide their stories. Churches are often first responders in an emergency and have an important role to play on the ground, offering practical help to individuals and addressing faith-based concerns. Both upsetting and inspiring, the essays not only lay out challenges, but also provide many examples of the ways in which women's lives, health, and conditions have been improved, permitting them to help others in turn. Kay Warren provides a foreword, and Melinda Gates contributes a preface. An appendix has contact information for organizations mentioned in the book. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Maternal and infant welfare -- Developing countries.
Maternal health services -- Developing countries.
Maternal and infant welfare -- Religious aspects.
Mother and child -- Health and hygiene -- Developing countries.
Pregnancy -- Developing countries.
Mortality -- Developing countries.
Public health -- Developing countries.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Michigan :Zondervan,2015
Other Titles Mother and child project
Contributors Gates, Melinda, 1964- contributor.
Warren, Kay, 1954- contributor.
Grant, Amy, contributor.
Hope Through Healing Hands, compiler.
Language English
Description 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238).
ISBN 9780310341611
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