WHY WE ARE WORKING TO IMPROVE WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE
IN the Two-THIRDS WORLD:
In response to the UN's Millenium Development Goals for 2015, we are committed to improving infant and maternal mortality rates around the world. In the past two decades, rates have improved dramatically thanks to access to family planning tools, education about safe birthing practices including prenatal and postnatal care, and increased investment and implementation of skilled medical care. Especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where 1 in 38 women are still dying in childbirth, we have work to do. The UN Secretary-General believes access to effective methods of contraception can cut maternal deaths by 1/3. Our goals include supporting the education of health professionals, facilitating safe birthing and breastfeeding educational opportunities, and providing resources for facilities in under resourced countries.
(Statistics from the World Health Organization)