‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life’ Celebrates 1 Year of Reducing Maternal Mortality

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‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life’ Celebrates 1 Year of Reducing Maternal Mortality

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#SavingMothersGivingLife - 1-year celebration of reducing maternal mortality. Check out their blog. http://bit.ly/11JIyNy

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:00am


Saving Mothers, Giving Life was launched in June 2012 with the goal of supporting countries where women are dying at alarming rates during pregnancy and childbirth to aggressively reduce maternal mortality. This post, which reflects on the program on its 1-year anniversary, was written by Celina Schocken, director of Saving Mothers, Giving Life.

No woman should die in childbirth.  In fact, most maternal deaths are preventable. Yet nearly one woman dies in childbirth every two minutes, and 99 percent of these deaths occur in the developing world.

This month marks the first anniversary of Saving Mothers, Giving Life, a partnership intended to aggressively reduce the number of women in the developing world who die during pregnancy and childbirth.

An expectant mother’s death has a profound, cascading impact.  Her death jeopardizes the lives of her surviving children and their likelihood of receiving health care and education.  By ensuring safe births, we help to produce healthy and economically secure families and communities.

Read the full article on one.org

Want to do your part to support maternal health in the developing world? Check out Saving Mothers, Giving Life’s website and their global partners: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Every Mother Counts, the Government of Norway, Merck for Mothers and Project C.U.R.E.

Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Health | Maternal Mortality | Merck | maternal health | mothers | saving mothers giving life