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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.

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/maternal.shtml Gateway to the UN system’s work on improving maternal health.

http://apps.who.int/ghodata/?vid=240 Maternal mortality per 100,000 live births by country. The US, at 24, is almost 5 times higher than Sweden and Denmark (both 5).

http://www.who.int/topics/maternal_health/en/ 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.

http://blog.bracusa.org/2010/05/bracs-kaosar-afsana-presents.html Success story on birthing huts in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/maternalnewbornandchildhealth/Pages/default.aspx Gates Foundation activity on maternal health.

http://www.unicef.org/mdg/maternal.html Good perspective on maternal health statistics and UNICEF’s approach for improving maternal health.

http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/documents/publications/reducing_mm.pdf Report on maternal mortality as a human rights issue with recommendations for action.

http://www.one.org/c/us/issue/15/ One report on maternal mortality.

http://www.ashoka.org/youngchampions Report by Ashoka on young champions of maternal health.

http://www.who.int/pmnch/media/pmnch.in.the.press/lancetseries/en/index.html The Lancet provides scholarly info on best practices and maternal mortality trends.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maternal-Health-Task-Force/195664518984 Facebook and maternal health

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