maternal mortality rate

In 2015, some 303,000 women died from childbirth or pregnancy-related complications. Yet that figure, disturbing as it is, is dwarfed by the number of young mothers who suffer injury, infection and disease after giving birth.
BANGKOK, Nov. 12  -- Only nine countries have achieved a UN development goal of reducing the number of women dying before
The women who need the most guidance and support are often those who have faced the toughest obstacles. To reduce the infant mortality rate and play a part in making our communities stronger and healthier, we must reach out to these women and help them access the healthcare and education they need because it truly takes a village to successfully raise a child.
Child mortality has gone down in all but two of 24 causes of death considered in the Global Burden of Disease report by the
Both internationally and domestically, maternal health is at the center of concern, especially as we near the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals that focus on preventable child and maternal deaths.
Advancing the maternal and child health agenda in Kenya requires collective action from the international development community, donors and local organizations and communities.
Although Zambikes develops its own bicycle models and other transportation accessories -- such as cargo trailers -- the organization's
There are many great things about being born female, but one distinct advantage of being a woman is that we can expect to
In March of this year, on International Women's Day, I asked, "Is 2012 the Year for Women and Girls?" Now, as we enter 2013, I find myself looking back on my call for stronger partnerships, more global coalitions and wondering, Are those enough?
In fact, every 90 seconds a young woman dies unnecessarily when she is giving life. More than 90 percent of these deaths could be avoided, if all women had timely access to good quality care.
The United States spends $98 billion annually on hospitalization for pregnancy and childbirth, but the US maternal mortality
Providing women and their families with access to an array of effective, evidence-based programs allows them to select the approach that meets their needs and belief systems, is the best strategy to ensure the most lives are saved and families are lifted up.
New data reveals that the number of women dying due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth continues to decrease, but there remains a huge inequity in maternal health that leaves the poorest countries most burdened.
Mother's Day is celebrated in most countries around the world -- mothers everywhere are honored for their central role in maintaining happy families and healthy societies. But in poor countries, Mother's Day is too often a sad time.
Victoria Castro may only be 15 years-old, but this has not stopped her from already having saved several lives.
Haiti's rates are on par with some of the world's highest burdened countries and ranks it as one of the most risky places in the western hemisphere for poor women to give birth.
I'm delighted to announce the launch of Global Motherhood, a new section within HuffPost Impact dedicated to the health and well being of mothers and babies around the world, and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.
Philanthropist Sarah Brown, a co-host of this year's WIE Symposium, has devoted much of her adult life to helping other women