SOMALIA: A Long Road to Rebuilding Maternal Health

With a critically damaged health system for over two decades, maternal health in Somalia is in tatters, although recent changes bring reason for hope.

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ZAMBIA: Momentum in the Right Direction

As one of the world’s fastest economically reformed countries, Zambia has made great strides in maternal health during the past decade.

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BAHRAIN: Consistent Concern for Maternal Health

Bahrain’s steady focus on maternal health care and the financial ability to provide it have led to low and stable maternal mortality rates for decades.

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PERU: Maternal Deaths Are Decreasing Except in Rural Areas

For over two decades, Peru has made advances in maternal health except in rural areas, where maternal death statistics remain unchanged.

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SWEDEN: Midwives and Doctors Working Jointly to Reduce Maternal Death

Maternal death has long been in decline thanks to the complementary roles of midwives and doctors.

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BELGIUM: Mother Loss and the Importance of Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Mother loss in Belgium is low thanks in part to policies that demonstrate concern for quality prenatal and postnatal care.

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THE BAHAMAS: Maternal Mortality and Access to Reproductive Health Services

Government efforts to improve women’s access to a full range of reproductive health services directly contribute to the decline of maternal mortality.

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Mother Loss In ITALY

The highest EU C-section rate, combined with the financial crisis, still didn’t prevent Italy from reducing mother loss by 65% in the last 20 years.

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Modern Day Tragedy

Nearly 90% of all maternal deaths are preventable, making maternal mortality one of the most devastating—yet avoidable—tragedies of our day1.

Global Awareness

Over the last 25 years, the international community has made a massive effort to decrease maternal mortality, reducing deaths by nearly 50% globally2.

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On the Rise

However, the gains are not even, and countries without a national action plan to address maternal mortality have stagnated in preventing it. In fact, maternal mortality in several countries—including the United States—is on the rise3.

Honoring mothers and those who protect them by
raising awareness of the multiple causes of maternal mortality.

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Monument Overview

In this short video, we are going to share with you some of the monument’s basic designs and purpose. We are also going to share Angela’s story—an example of a mother who realizes she is giving her own life in giving birth. If you were a mother faced with this impossible situation, what would go through your mind? When you first comprehend that life is slipping away, what is the final thing you would want to embrace? If you could look back on the life you are leaving behind, what would capture your imagination and give you peace? What would you expect of those you have left behind?

Do we remember these women?

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