The chairman of a key U.S. House subcommittee, along with health advocates, last week urged that the United States spend more to address basic health needs of children and pregnant mothers in the developing world. As the Bush administration touts the billions of dollars it has spent fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa, advocates point to millions more infants, children and mothers who die each year of preventable diseases.

Congressional committees are now considering U.S. spending on global health assistance.  Producer Zulima Palacio reports and Jim Fry narrates.