Thought of the day. I learnt this sobering fact today during a workshop. The facilitator went on to explain that an infant is 25 times more likely to die in the DRC than in the UK. Moreover, one in 5 children born in the DRC will not make it to their fifth birthday. Infant mortality rates in DRC are shockingly high but today we were providing training in how to prevent more of these awful statistics. Our project accompanies vulnerable pregnant women and their partners throughout their pregnancy, helping to avoid the transmission of HIV and protect both mother and child.