Why Helping Mothers is Vital

Video by David Rochkind, shared with permission from CARE

CARE recently brought a congressional delegation to Cambodia to highlight the great strides and continued obstacles in ensuring the health of mothers in developing countries. The group, which included Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX-12), Rep. Mike Quigley, (D-IL-05), Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL-04), and Former Assistant to President George W. Bush and Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush Anita McBride, visited Population Services Khmer, PSI’s network partner in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The vital work of the “one-stop-shop for women needing reproductive health services” is featured in the video above. After touring the facility, McBride offers this advice to the US government: “Stay involved and stay engaged. Resources are being used very effectively. … Our small investments are making a difference. … It’s helping the people in the countries where we are supporting them, it’s helping them help themselves.”

For more information on the trip and PSK’s clinic, see CARE’s trip guide here.

Photo credit: Josh Estey/CARE