The agenda is about to be set. Priorities will be made and cut. We need your help to put food on the table for the world’s poor, before it’s too late.
Representatives from the G7 countries are meeting in Rome, Italy this Friday to discuss priorities for the G7 Summit in May. They could either take action, or forget their promise to end hunger by 2030.
Sign the petition telling world leaders to deliver on their promise to end hunger.
In 2015, world leaders from the G7 set the ambitious target of lifting 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. In the same year, the G7 leaders (along with the rest of the world leaders) agreed to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030, for all people. But we are still waiting on them to fulfill their promise.
For every child that will die today from malnutrition and every person that will go to bed hungry tonight, we need leaders from the G7 to act urgently to make their commitments a reality.
Thousands of Global Citizens have already signed the petition to make food a priority at this year’s G7 Summit and now – with very little time left – we are asking for your support.
There’s not much time. Add your name to the petition NOW and ask world leaders to urgently deliver their promise.
Nearly 4.7 million mothers, newborns, and children die each year in sub-Saharan Africa: due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth; 1,208,000 babies die before they reach one month of age, an estimated 880,000 babies are stillborn. Uganda is one of ten countries 5 globally which contribute the highest Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality rate in the world. These deaths are preventabale given proper antenatal care. Unfortunately, Uganda records an inadequate utilization of antenatal care programs which has intensified maternal and neonatal mortality
Studies have linked low utilization to poor pregnancy outcomes, which ultimately lead to higher maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. This trend is unfortunate because early initiation and optimal frequency of antenatal care visits have proved to be key in ensuring a safe motherhood and childhood. Early initiation of an antenatal care visit enables early screening for complications, referral, and treatment. The optimal number of visits ensures consistent physician follow up of fetus development as well as the health of the mother. It also helps to create a rapport between the prospective mother and the health provider which is an indispensable pre-condition for a safe childbirth.