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Birthing Project USA Unites to Reduce the African-American Infant Mortality Rate: Pilgrimage to Babyland
Date:12/16/2008

-- African- American babies are 2.5 times more likely to die at birth

than other babies.

-- The US Infant Mortality Rate currently ranks 42nd behind every other developed nation, including Cuba and Taiwan.

-- Shelby County Cemetery is the home of BABYLAND, the final resting place for over 17,000 babies and the national symbol of the Infant Mortality crisis in the United States.

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off their '2009 Little Miracles Campaign', in conjunction with Dr. Miracle's, to increase the number of babies who are born healthy, Birthing Project USA: The Underground Railroad for New Life (BPUSA) held its national conference in Memphis, TN. The highlight of the event, which brought together community leaders and healthcare specialists, was a historic group pilgrimage to BABYLAND to commemorate the lives of babies lost and to beautify the unnamed burial sites. The only national community-based African-American maternal and child health organization in the country, BPUSA continues its effort to provide social support and guidance to 10,000+ babies and their families in over 90 communities in the U.S., Canada, and Honduras.

Led by Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, ASHOKA Global Social Entrepreneur and founding director of BPUSA, the pilgrimage put a face on the Infant Mortality statistics and served to renew dedication to eradicating this problem. "The fact that the US has buried more babies than soldiers during the last century is totally not acceptable and this inability to save our babies has to stop . . . now!" is her Call to Action.

About Birthing Project USA

The goal of BPUSA is to keep more babies of color alive by recruiting and training community SisterFriends volunteers to provide direction, emotional support, and education to mothers and moms-to-be. Exclusively partnered with Dr. Miracle's, America's fastest growing ethnic beauty brand, BPUSA was founded in 1988 by Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, D. Div, M.P.H. Mrs. Hall-Trujillo has been honored as Woman of the Year by the California State Legislature, a Hero in Healthcare Award by the Coalition for Excellence in Healthcare, and Child Abuse Prevention Professional of the Year by the California Statewide Child Abuse Consortium, and is the recipient of the Essence National Community Service Award, the Ashoka Fellowship Award by California State Department of Health Services, the US Public Health Service's Women's Health Leadership Award, and the California State Maternal and Child Health Certificate of Excellence.


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