Reduce Infant Mortality with Save the Children

Did you know that every year, more than 7 million newborns and children die before their 5th birthday—mostly from preventable and treatable causes, such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria?  Wondering what you can do so that more children survive?

How can we make basic life-saving health care available to children around the world and improve children’s health in the world’s poorest and most remote communities?

To discuss this and more, come to the next MamaDrama (my alter ego) Twitter Party. We’ll have several members on hand who are passionate about the cause including Kristin Wald and Serena Norr.

When: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012, 9-10pm EST

Hashtag: #EveryBeatMatters

Follow: @MamaDramaNY, @EveryBeat, @SavetheChildren, @kdwald, @mamagoesnatural

We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Save the Children to promote their new Every Beat Matters campaign for newborn and child survival, coinciding with OneRepublic’s release release of their new single, “Feel Again”.  A portion of proceeds from each download will benefit Save the Children (the download will be available at midnight Sunday).

OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder wrote this special song, drawing on recordings of heartbeats of children in remote villages of Malawi and Guatemala for inspiration.

Every Beat Matters, a campaign from Save the Children and the Ad Council champions training and supporting frontline health workers as the best investment to sustainably improve children’s health in the world’s poorest and most remote communities.

Watch this video to learn more about the initiative:

And, of course, check out this clip from this morning’s Good Morning America, when OneRepublic debuted its new single “Feel Again” that will benefit Save the Children’s Every Beat Matters campaign:

The “100,000 voices that just can’t sing” represent the children who will die of preventable causes this week, and every week, until we take action.  We must put an end to these needless deaths of children because Every Beat Matters.

Join us to talk about making a difference and changing lives. 

Like the EveryBeatMatters Facebook page / Follow @EveryBeat on Twitter:

-          if you believe that every child deserves to survive!

-          If you believe that every child’s heartbeat matters!

-          if you support OneRepublic’s effort to save children’s lives

-          for news on OneRepublic’s partnership with Save the Children

-          to help frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children around the world.

-          To help children and families around the world to “Feel Again.”

-          To help the “100,000 voices that just can’t sing”

No RSVP is necessary, but if you know that you’re coming, please do leave a note in the comment section here.  See you on Wednesday.