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Doing Global Good – Maternal Mortality

October 9, 2011

Maternal Mortality – Dr. George A. Garland

Dr. Garland is Treasurer of the UNA Southern New York State Division. Gateway to the UN system’s work on improving maternal health. Maternal mortality per 100,000 live births by country. The US, at 24, is almost 5 times higher than Sweden and Denmark (both 5). WHO’s website for maternal health. The major direct causes of maternal morbidity and mortality include haemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labour. Success story on birthing huts in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gates Foundation activity on maternal health. Good perspective on maternal health statistics and UNICEF’s approach for improving maternal health. Report on maternal mortality as a human rights issue with recommendations for action. One report on maternal mortality. Report by Ashoka on young champions of maternal health. The Lancet provides scholarly info on best practices and maternal mortality trends. Facebook and maternal health

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