Help End First Day Deaths

I'm Catherine, a midwife in Nigeria and I want you to help me save the lives of the 1 million babies who die, every year, on their first day. I love my job, but in Nigeria, like so many parts of the world, there simply aren't enough midwives. With your help, we can change this.

Catherine with Fatima at the Pepfar Clinic in in Zaria, Nigeria

Every year 1 million babies around the world don't survive their first 24 hours.

Most of these lives could be saved if there were more midwives, like me, supporting newborn babies

For that to happen, the world needs more trained midwives.

It's not difficult: all it takes is political will to provide the funds to train and equip midwives. Your Prime Minister can spur world leaders to make this happen.

Please sign our petition to make sure every baby is born with the life-saving support of a midwife.

And please tell us the first name of a special midwife you know so we can create a wonderful online image.

Save the Children wants to ensure that by 2025 every baby is born with the life-saving support of a midwife.

With your Prime Minister's support, we can ensure this becomes a reality.

But he’ll only be compelled to act if enough of us ask him to.

Please sign our petition to David Cameron to make sure every baby is born with the life-saving support of a midwife.

Thank you,

Catherine Oja

Midwife