Dear Friend and Compatriot,
Thank you for your heroic move to support or volunteer in the campaign to “Save African Women from Pregnancy-Related Deaths”. As we join together to add our VOICES to this campaign, we have become ONE PEOPLE! ONE WORLD!! UNITED IN PROGRESS!!!
Our common hope is that one day soon, we will all join together to celebrate a MOTHER AFRICA where women will not be neglected.
Africa is a continent of great people; such as the great Mandela, OBAMA and his African roots, and other great people of African heritage from all works of life. Many more great people would have been born if not for the 600,000 avoidable maternal deaths per year!
Our sympathy goes to all the families in the continent that have lost loved ones. May the gentle souls of all WOMEN who have died from pregnancy complications Rest in Perfect Peace. Amen!
We all must stand-up and say NEVER AGAIN should women die from avoidable pregnancy-related deaths in Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Africa is the only region where there has been no improvement in maternal deaths for more than a decade. Indeed, the average maternal mortality ratio has increased from 870/100 000 live births in 1990, to 1000/100 000 live births in 2001."
Flowing from the maxim that “evil prevails if good men [and women] do nothing”, we will like to call on all good men and women in Africa to rally together and TAKE effective ACTION!
As a comparison matrix, lets take for instance, the publicity and action taken by the international community on the SWINE FLU case where only a couple of hundreds died; we have also seen the action taken in cases of natural disasters, such as the earthquake in Haiti that killed over 150,000 people — about US $6 Billion was raised to assist Haiti’s recovery, and recently, hundreds of millions of dollars were spent in various Earth Hour events — Now, the question is, on a global scale, WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO DRAW THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD TO PREGNANCY-RELATED DEATHS?!!!!!-- estimated as over 600,000 deaths per year. . The short answer is “LITTLE”...are women and children not IMPORTANT???...How many more pregnancy-related deaths are needed for the governments to take a decisive action???...
If we all can join together to take ACTION on this issue, then, we are on our way to achieving success.
To honour your efforts, after the rally, we will be delighted to feature your rally pictures and/or videos on the Sweet Mother International website Also, we would appreciate if you can permit us to create your profile, and post your articles or texts on the site.
Accept our best wishes and sincere appreciations; together we can make a difference.
LONG LIVE MOTHER AFRICA!
Yours for humanity,
Sweet Mother International.