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Savings Moms at Birth

SAVING MOMS at BIRTH Working for the survival of mothers is a human rights imperative and an international development priority: they are the world's breadwinners and bread-makers, they are caretakers of homes and caregivers of children, they grow economies and promote peace and justice. But mothers cannot thrive unless they survive, and one of their greatest hazards is childbirth. Together, the global community is working to find solutions to end preventable maternal mortality. THE SITUATION A WOMAN DIES EVERY TWO MINUTES FROM CHILDBIRTH 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries 80% OF MATERNAL DEATHS COULD BE AVERTED WITH ACCESS TO MATERNITY AND BASIC HEALTH-CARE SERVICES 2 out of 10 women who survive childbirth will suffer from complications that result in injury, illness, or lifelong disability A GIRL GROWING UP IN CHAD TODAY IS MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN CHILDBIRTH THAN SHE IS TO ATTEND SECONDARY SCH0OL NEEDS AND POSSIBILITIES FAMILY PLANNING BY MEETING FAMILY PLANNING NEEDS WE COULD REDUCE MATERNAL DEATHS BY 30% 1 in 4 women who want to avoid pregnancy don't have modern contraceptives SKILLED CARE MEETING SKILLED CARE NEEDS COULD REDUCE MATERNAL DEATHS BY 60% 3 out of 4 women needing care for obstetric complications in developing countries do not receive it 19 EDUCATION EDUCATING WOMEN AND GIRLS COULD INCREASE CONTRACEPTIVE USE BY FOUR TIMES TO PREVENT ADOLESCENT MATERNAL DEATHS Uneducated girls are 4x as likely to have a child before their 19th birthday than those with a secondary education RIPPLE EFFECT $15 billion - global yearly cost of maternal mortality due to reduced productivity Healthy birth spacing and smaller families improve women's health, and results in better nutrition and education for children Every additional year of primary school boosts girls' future wages by 10-20% USAID 50.. USAID 50. USAID.GOV USAID ANNIVERSARY FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SOURCES Lo-Res_082008.pdf care/skilled birth_attendance_text/en/index.html Report 2010 En r15 -low res 20100615 -pdf

Savings Moms at Birth

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