American Red Cross

Reach Every Mother and Child Act

The Chicago Tribune's Aug. 8 editorial questioning Red Cross spending in Haiti calls proper attention to the need for direction and oversight in our international development funding. The upcoming Reach Every Mother and Child Act provides such direction by focusing on ending preventable maternal and child deaths through the use of methods that have been proven to work. The bill would increase accountability and transparency at all levels of management and require constant reporting against clear measurable goals. By passing this bill, Congress can ensure that our money is not being wasted and is actually going towards saving lives in an effective and efficient manner. This is a reform...