04 Apr A Reason to Celebrate This Mother’s Day
Melinda French Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mother’s Day, which is observed this Sunday in the U.K., is usually a joyous occasion—and this year we have even more reason to celebrate. Mothers and their children are surviving today at higher rates than at any other point in history. In fact, just since 1990, the number of children who die before their fifth birthday has declined from more than 12 million per year to slightly over 8 million.