Tag Archives: maternal mortality

Born in Poverty, One Woman Becomes an Agent of Change: Jaussa’s Story

This post was sent in by Janet Fields, a midwife from Raleigh, N.C., who has been working in Malawi at the Fistula Care Center and Malawi Maternal and Neonatal Health Program.  In 1981 a beautiful baby girl was born to … Read More

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$1.5 billion for women and children – not too shabby for a Duke grad

It may be the university we love to hate, but you’ve got to applaud Monday’s announcement by Duke alumna Melinda Gates (class of ’86) that the Gates Foundation will invest $1.5 billion over the next five years to support maternal … Read More

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When it comes to maternal death, the United States is falling behind

[Post sent in by UNC junior Saumya Ayyagari] According to a 2007 World Health Organization report, at least 40 other nations have lower maternal mortality rates than the United States. That year an estimated 15.1 maternal deaths occurred per 100,000 … Read More

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