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BECOME AN ADVOCATE

REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY & SHARE YOUR STORIES & OURS.
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Tell your birth story. One of the most important things you can do is to use your voice because so many other girls and women can’t use theirs. By simply telling your own birth story, you are helping to raise awareness about maternal health.

Whether you breezed through, suffered a complication or are just grateful for the care you received, you share a bond with mothers everywhere and by sharing your story with us on social media, you can play a critical role in recruiting your own network to join us at Every Mother Counts.

RUN, WALK & CYCLE WITH EVERY MOTHER COUNTS

WE WALK, RUN & CYCLE SO THAT OTHERS DONT HAVE TO. JOIN US.
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There are two ways to run with EMC – raise funds or raise awareness. Click here to learn more about your options.
Whichever you choose, make your miles count!

Whether through a 5k race, a marathon, or even your own daily walk around the neighborhood,
you can help improve the health of other women when you take control of your own.
View our list of upcoming races for the year and email us to check availability.

To fundraise, click here. to set up your own race fundraising page.
If you’re not quite ready for a full race, sign up for Charity Miles, a free app for your iPhone or Android that lets you
earn 25¢ per mile for Every Mother Counts, whenever you run OR walk, and 10¢ per mile whenever you bike.

Anyone who raises $500 or more for a race they are running will receive an Every Mother Counts racing singlet.
100% OF FUNDS RAISED GO TO SUPPORT WOMEN IN NEED AROUND THE WORLD.
To see where the money goes, visit our GRANTS PAGE
Email us for more information.
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RECYCLE YOUR OLD PHONES

WE WORK WITH HOPE PHONES TO PUT TECHNOLOGY IN THE HANDS OF HEALTH WORKERS IN COUNTRIES WITH HIGH MATERNAL MORTALITY
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A half-million mobile phones are discarded in the U.S. every day & pollute the environment with tons of plastic & toxins. Recycle yours to help improve maternal health.
HOPE PHONES recycles your old phones and uses the funds to purchase mobile technology on the local market in countries around the world with high maternal mortality rates.The phones are then put in the hands of health workers to help them connect patients with clinics, collect and transmit health data, and call for transport to ensure women get to a health facility when they need to.
HOW YOU CAN HELP

Collect all your old cell phones (even ones that don’t work).
No need to include chargers
or accessories

Package them all in a padded envelope and print out
this pre-paid shipping label
– it’s free!
Engage your community to recycle their old phones:

VOLUNTEER AT HOME & ABROAD

WE HAVE CREATED A GROWING LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS, STUDENTS, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, & MANY OTHERS FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT HOME & ABROAD.
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VOLUNTEER
We created a list of some volunteer-friendly organizations we know of or have learned about through our community. While we do not have any volunteer opportunities at Every Mother Counts at this time, we hope you will explore some of the following groups. We also welcome your suggestions so please add to this list and share your experiences with us.
The Afya FoundationVolunteers sort medical supplies, fundraise and do projects that require specific training to expand services and delivery of goods to underserved populations.
Forever Angels Baby Home in Mwanza, Tanzania cares for orphaned and disadvantaged babies and children. Volunteers needed for childcare, teaching, nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, massage and plumbers, electricians, carpenters, farmers and gardeners.
The Foundation for African Medicine & Education (FAME) Africa provides on-site care and mobile medicine in Tanzania, as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.
Frontier Nursing University founded by Mary Breckinridge in 1928, provides a service learning internship focused on serving rural and underserved communities in Kentucky.
Global Health Corps provides yearlong paid fellowships to work on the frontlines for global health. Maternal health placements include JHPIEGO, Marie Stopes Intl., mothers2mothers, & Planned Parenthood.
Midwives for Haiti educates Haitian women and men to provide prenatal care and skilled birth assistance. Volunteer midwives needed to assist in training and on-site work.
Seed Global Health is a public-private organization partnered with the Peace Corps to provide direct medical care, expert technical support and medical and nursing education in resource-poor settings.
The Shanti Uganda Society provides care for birthing mothers and women with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. They need volunteer midwives & women’s health professionals, but others are welcome.

HOST A SCREENING

HOST A SCREENING OF NO WOMAN, NO CRY & INSPIRE MORE
PEOPLE TO HELP PREVENT NEEDLESS DEATHS RELATED TO
PREGNANCY & CHILD BIRTH.
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NO WOMAN, NO CRY is a gripping documentary that tells the personal stories of pregnant women and their caretakers in four different countries as they try to avoid the barriers of maternal heath.
Drawn into the issue by her own experiences as a mother and inspired by the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5) — to reduce maternal mortality by 75% by the year 2015, Christy Turlington Burns tells her own harrowing birth story and then sets out to see firsthand what can be done to prevent so many women from dying. The film subtly points to four different types of barriers to care that prevent many pregnant women from getting the care they need to survive their pregnancies: physical barriers in Tanzania, cultural barriers in Bangladesh, legal barriers in Guatemala, and bureaucratic barriers in the U.S.
HOW TO HOST A SCREENING
Plan a small gathering in your home or talk to someone at your school, university or conference about screening the film on a larger screen for a bigger group.
For intimate screenings in your home, download from iTUNES or stream from AMAZON, HULU, NETFLIX
For institutional and educational public screenings, please CONTACT US.
DOWNLOAD screening guide for more detailed instructions.
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