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Washington Post and Serena Williams

Washington Post shines light on the dark truth of maternal health in the United States- click here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2018/01/12/the-important-lesson-new-moms-should-learn-from-serena-williamss-scary-childbirth-experience/?utm_term=.3c3e012c2198

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Serena Williams and Maternal Mortality

In the current issue of Vogue magazine Serena Williams and her lovely daughter are seen on the cover, lying down and smiling together. As she details her harrowing experience after giving birth where she suffered a 'near miss' and almost lost her life . Maternal mortality in the United States cannot be swept away as insignificant (almost 60, 000 women have 'near misses' in US and 10X as many suffer with life-long complications from childbirth).

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Life on the Congo river: boosting survival rates for mothers and babies – in pictures

In a beautiful photo essay published by the Guardian.com, Kate Holt photographs and writes about a remote town in the Democratic Republic of Congo that suffers with high rates of maternal/infant mortality. One can visualize in your mind's eye what challenges women of reproductive age endure to access health services. Their plight is not just limited to a health system that is either failing and/or non-existent but where health facilities are not reachable and also lack equipment/personnel. These people experience tragic losses that are virtually non-existent in the developed world, e.g.

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Erasing the pain and taboo of this female injury

The PBS New Hour should be commended for devoting almost 7 minutes of their nightly broadcast focusing on a female injury to the birth canal which is practically non-existent in the developed world. This horrific condition is known as obstetric fistula; (which is a hole than between the bladder and/or rectum and the vagina), where by the pregnant mother leaks urine and/or feces. In addition, she is at risk of dying along with her fetus. If she and/or her newborn survive she typically becomes a pariah in her village making her unfit to live there and may even lose her baby.

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BLOG: FIELD NOTES

Life For Mothers Analyzing Data from Phase I of Pilot Project

Jan 1, 1970

The staff at Life for Mothers is currently analyzing the data gathered during Phase I of our pilot project. We hope to complete our analysis in the next few weeks and prepare it for publication. All results from our analysis …
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New York Times: Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

Jan 1, 1970

July 29, 2011 By CELIA W. DUGGER ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity ward of a major public hospital. Only a lone midwife was on duty, the hospital later admitted, and no …
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Life For Mothers Releases Preliminary Results from its Pilot Project (Phase l) Completed May 2011

Jan 1, 1970

Maternal/neonatal mortality rate is unacceptably high in rural Uganda where 90% of the population lives.


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