Jan 22, 2010

Support for mothers & babies in Haiti


The March of Dimes (MOD) has made a $100,000 grant to UNICEF to help thousands of pregnant women, mothers and babies in Haiti who are struggling in the aftermath of the earthquake. The MOD funds will help Haitian women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and babies who are in serious need of proper nutrition and safe water, in addition to providing supplies such as diapers and clothing. Over the next few months, additional needs must be addressed for this group, including: prenatal and newborn care for pregnant women and babies, specialized care and equipment for an expected rise in the number of babies born prematurely, and immunization and other activities to prevent infectious diseases in mothers and babies. For more information, go to http://www.marchofdimes.com/aboutus/49267_62824.asp. To make a $5.00 contribution to the March of Dimes, text the word BABY to 20222. For other ways to donate to Haiti relief, go the White House Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/hait earthquake.