Women and girls - are you curious about the heightened momentum to address issues for women and girls around the world? It is a priority focus area for several organizations including Childbirth Survival International (CSI). In our first quarter e-newsletter, we are delighted to spell out why #womenandgirls matter and what you can do to help.
Global prosperity depends on the health and well-being of women and girls everywhere. To expedite progress and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and country health plans, it is smart to invest in women and girls so they are educated, empowered, healthy, employed, and living to their full potential. CSI's Quarter I national-to-grassroots activities in Tanzania and Uganda prove progress needs to be accelerated especially in marginalized communities. CSI in-country program results and reports capture community voices from local leaders, healthcare providers including the women and girls that we reach. An example is the feedback we received from the Village Health Team Worker (recording in Luganda) after CSI's free cervical cancer screening in Wakiso, Uganda and the Head Teacher (recording in English) after CSI's Girl Talk, Girl Power program in Seguku, Uganda.
CSI has made progress and our work continues because the untapped potential of millions of women and girls is needed to achieve the global development agenda. You too can help a mother survive childbirth; you can help a girl stay in school; you can help ensure midwives provide quality services; you can help orphans have a fair chance in life; you can save a woman or young girl from cervical cancer; yes you candonate by wire transfer, Givelify App, PayPal or by Check.
Four years ago when Stella and Tausi established CSI, their passion fueled with imagination and a desire to reach the poorest of the poor - women, children and youth - was strong to propel CSI then and into what it is has become today. Through partnerships and generous donations, their leadership, and amazing team of volunteers, CSI's contributions to the global Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health agenda is significant. Going in to CSI's 4th year, the team is prepared to reach more of the unreached in Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria with health services and information. Make a small donation to wish CSI an awesome Happy 4th Birthday!
CSI's mission to reach the unreached is grounded in the Founders' philosophy "Access to quality basic healthcare services is a universal human right; it is our moral obligation to reach the unreached with health services and information."