Saving Mothers, Giving Life was launched with the goal of supporting countries where women are dying at alarming rates during pregnancy and childbirth to aggressively reduce maternal mortality. The five-year effort intends to help mothers during labor, delivery, and the first 24 hours postpartum – the most vulnerable period for maternal and newborn death. Saving Mothers began with select districts in Uganda and Zambia, which are among the countries with the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world.
Details Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 9:00am Eastern
Location FUZE Webinar
Presenter Dr. Thomas Joseph, TB/HIV and Community Engagement, World Health Organization
Although remarkable progress has been made in recent decades to reduce the number of child deaths worldwide, too many newborns continue to die each year despite the availability of feasible, evidence-based solutions. Newborn survival and health and prevention of stillbirths were not specifically addressed in the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework and consequently received less attention and investment. Newborn deaths and stillbirths are reducing at a slower rate than under-5 deaths and maternal deaths.
On June 25, 2014, the U.S.