Reach Act will save lives, continue America’s moral leadership (Knoxville News Sentinel)

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL | Nearly 15 years ago, Congress passed a historic, bipartisan bill that has since provided life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment to nearly 12 million people and reversed the spread of this devastating disease worldwide. The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, better known today as PEPFAR, has been heralded as a model for how both political parties can come together for a cause we can all support – saving lives around the globe. The bill’s passage also marked a critical step in ending preventable deaths in foreign nations and demonstrated America’s continued moral leadership on the world stage.

Now we have a chance to pass another bipartisan bill that will further America’s commitment to the least among us and save the lives of millions of mothers and kids.

The Reach Every Mother and Child Act, or Reach Act, was recently reintroduced in the Senate and will be introduced soon in the House. It focuses on expanding proven solutions to end preventable deaths of mothers and children within a generation.

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