05/08/2012 01:47 am ET Updated Jul 07, 2012

A Mother's Day Promise: Honoring Moms Every Day

Early May in the United States finds us celebrating our mothers, and even our sisters, daughters, grandmothers and aunts on Mother's Day. While celebrated on various calendar dates, with distinctive names, a range of traditions and tied to diverse histories, most countries reserve a day to pay homage to moms. But in some countries, being a mom is much more difficult than in others. This year, the State of the World's Mothers Report, published by Save the Children, will reveal an assessment of everything from maternal health care to girls' education to women's ability to earn income. These factors and others are examined to postulate where is the "best and worst place to be a mother."

At Johnson & Johnson, we honor mothers every day. For over a century, we have been providing programs and products to improve the health and wellbeing of mothers and families around the world. It is based on this heritage that we collaborate with the AOL Huffington Post on Global Motherhood, and that we now expand our long-time partnership with Save the Children to include the State of the World's Mothers Report.

There will be some surprises this year... and encouragement as we see some countries have improved their support of mothers. Johnson & Johnson is privileged to partner with the AOL Huffington Post Global Motherhood and Save the Children -- amazing allies who work tirelessly with us to honor mothers every day, in every corner of the world.

Read more about the State of the World's Mothers Report and the "Lifesaving Six" from Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children.