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Saving the Lives of Mothers
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Hundreds of mothers and thousands of newborns die every day because they lack access to basic healthcare. In many impoverished areas, prenatal care is unavailable. Then, when these mothers give birth at home in remote villages, medical complications often put them and their baby at risk.

In response to this need, Samaritan’s Purse is implementing programs to improve mother and child health across nearly a dozen countries.

Samaritan’s Purse staff in rural Cambodia teach expectant mother Pheakvy about nutritious cooking and basic hygiene and health care practices.

Samaritan’s Purse staff in rural Cambodia teach expectant mother Pheakvy (center) about nutritious cooking and basic hygiene and health care practices.

For instance, in Cambodia's rural Kratie Province, we are building community birthing centers that offer women a more accessible and safe place to deliver their babies. We are also teaching young mothers like 29-year-old Pheakvy how to cook nutritious meals for their children. About 45 percent of child deaths around the world are linked to malnutrition.

Pheakvy is pregnant with her fourth child and plans to give birth at our new community birthing center, which is much closer to her than other medical care options. Previously, she gave birth at home.

As Pheakvy interacts with our staff she’s also learning about God.

“This is my first time hearing about Jesus,” she said. “I had never heard about Jesus before.”

Please pray for Pheakvy and mothers around the world who live in poverty and struggle to take care of their children. Pray for Samaritan’s Purse staff as we implement mother and child health projects in numerous nations and share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with women and their families.

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