May 13, 2010

In Silence: Maternal Mortality in India

AUTHOR:Photographer Susan Meiselas and Reporter Dumeetha Luthra SOURCE:Human Rights Watch

A powerful video showing the agony that women and families endure when a mother is giving birth in the developing world. This video exemplifies that the problem involves many issues--including the lack of transportation, a health facility that does not have adequate supplies or human resources to deal with complications. Until a holistic and comprehensive strategy is implemented women will continue to die needlessly. Many of these deaths are not recorded! Life For Mother's project in rural Uganda addresses all these factors and can be replicated in other countries as long as each country-context is appreciated. Please watch this video by clicking on the following link:

Did you know?

In Africa and South Asia, complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for women of childbearing age.

Source:United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2010

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