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Africa Infant Mortality

No Mother Should Have To Die Giving Life

Catherine Ojo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Catherine Ojo

Nigeria is a hard place to be a mom. As a midwife there, I should know. Many women who are in need of medical care there don't get it for a variety of reasons. Either they can't afford it, they live too far from a health facility, or their husbands haven't allowed them to go. Some women literally die waiting for this permission.

LOOK: The Best And Worst Places To Be A Baby

Sarah Medina | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact

A new study reveals huge strides in reducing the global infant mortality rate -- and also highlights some longstanding roadblocks. UNICEF's "2012 P...