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Moms Matter: We Can Save More Moms in the Developing World

MOMS MATTER We can save more moms in the developing world. In the developing world, 800 women die every day because they cannot access adequate maternal health services. Many countries have focused on getting doctors to administer life-saving drugs to women, but there's just one problem. THERE AREN'T ENOUGH DOCTORS TO REACH ALL THE MOMS WHO NEED THEM ZAMBIA: TOGO: MALI: .7 PHYSICIANS PER 10,000 PEOPLE .5 PHYSICIANS PER 10,000 PEOPLE .8 PHYSICIANS PER 10,000 PEOPLE Instead of requiring only highly skilled medical staff to administer drugs, allowing midwives, volunteers, and community health workers to administer life-saving medications has led to substantial decreases in maternal mortality. Allowing more healthcare workers to administer these drugs doesn't reduce the quality of the services, but it does SAVE LIVES PAI is working with partners in three countries – Mali, Togo, and Zambia – to help make this shift. It's a simple solution that could save countless lives. BUT WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE. WILL YOU JOIN US BY SPREADING THE WORD? SHARE THIS INFOGRAPHIC IF YOU BELIEVE #MOMSMATTER. CHAM PIONS OF GLOB AL REPRODUCT I VE RIGHTS pai.org Pagel, Christina et al. (2009). Estimation of potential effects of Improved community-based drug provision, to augment health-facility strengthening, on maternal mortality due to post-partum haemorrhage and sepsis in sub-Saharan Africa: an equity-effectiveness model. The Lancet, Volume 374, Issue 9699, 1441 - 1448. Retrieved from: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIISO140-6736(09y61566-X/abstract WHO. Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013. WHO Press: Geneva, 2013. Pg 25. Retrieved from: http://apps.wha.int/Iris/bitstream/10665/12682/2/9789241507226_eng.pdf?ua=1 WHO. World Health Statistics 2014.Geneva, 2014. Pg. 134. Retrieved from: http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/EN_WHS2013_Full.pdt WHO. World Health Statistics 2014.Geneva, 2014. Pg. 136. Retrieved from: http://apps.wha.int/Iris/bitstream/10665/12738//9789240692671_engpdr Dawson, et. al. Task shifting and sharing in maternal and reproductive health in low-Income countries: a narrative synthesis of current evidence. Health Policy Plan (2014) 29(3) pg. 396-408. Retrieved from: http://heapol.oxtordjournals.org/content/29/3/396.rull WHO, UNICEF. "UNFPA, The World Bank, United Nations Population Division. Trends in matemal mortality: 1990 to 2013. Estimates by WHO, UNICEF." (2014). Retrieved from: http:/appswho.int/Ins/bitstream/10665/12682/2/9789241507226_eng.pdr?ua=1 UNICEF. 2009. The State of The World's Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health UNICEF, 2009. Retrieved from: http://teachunicet.org/sites/default/tiles/documents/Maternal_health_Youth_Reportpdr

Moms Matter: We Can Save More Moms in the Developing World

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Mother’s Day is coming up, and as we look forward to celebrating our own mothers, we’re thinking about women who don’t get that chance. In the developing world, 800 women die every day because t...

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