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Maternal Mortality Rates

Misleading Evidence: Why Maternal Mortality Rates In The U.S. Are Not Plummeting

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

More than twice and three times as many mothers die now as did in 1996. Currently, about 800 women in the United States and 287,000 women globally die every year from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. That's one woman dying every two minutes from complications we know how to prevent.

Anna Almendrala

This Is The Deadliest Industrialized Country For Pregnant Moms | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents

American maternal mortality rates rose over a 20-year period at a rate that places the U.S. in the company of war-torn countries like Afghanistan and ...

Indian Tribal Women Help Jailed Maternal Health Advocate

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 05.31.2013 | Impact

By Swapna Majumda, Women's eNews NEW DELHI, India (WOMENSENEWS)--The May 30 release of Madhuri Krishnaswamy, a relentless campaigner for better mat...

Sex Ed Reduces Health Risks For Unschooled Teens In India

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact

By Swapna Majumdar, Women's eNews NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)--When Nandi Jhala got married eight years ago at the age of 11 she didn't know the man sh...

The Role of the Artist Is to Make [the Maternal Health] Revolution Irresistible

Lisa Russell | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Artists, by nature of their innate passion and talent for inspiring audiences, can empower a local community in ways that others can't... They can say more with their songs and art than any of us can say with a simple Tweet or Facebook post.

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 4

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

We'd already learned of the startling statistical turn around in maternal mortality in Bangladesh, but in the city of Matlab, the service area's rates have improved even faster.