Technology’s Role in Improving Maternal Mortality

Of the many factors affecting the overall health of the mother and her baby during pregnancy what seems to be the most important is socioeconomic status. As seen in many parts of the world women in poverty have significantly less access to resources and potentially life saving treatments.Not to mention, medical care often lacks resources and ‘up-to-date’ technology. Continue reading “Technology’s Role in Improving Maternal Mortality”

MDG5 and Its Role in Global Maternal Health

Around the globe, 4.3 babies are born every second . And so far in 2016, 123,120,000 have been born. However a few of those babies will grow up without a mother. Just this year alone, 294,500 and counting, women have died in childbirth. Continue reading “MDG5 and Its Role in Global Maternal Health”

Blog Sources

This page features the multitude of sources our blog posts will pull from. Each source was selected with a great deal of attention in order to supply our blog with accurate and up to date information on the many issues and events that women face worldwide. These sources are a key element in the research and discussions presented in our blog posts. 


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