(June 2009) Every year, 265,000 mothers die in childbirth and 4.5 million children die before the age of 5 from preventable causes in sub-Saharan Africa. To discuss these stark facts and the benefits of family planning programs to address the health of mothers and children, three researchers addressed members of U.S. Congress on June 5, 2009.

Video: Africa’s Future: Improving the Health of Mothers and Children