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Blog Post Underscores Importance Of Addressing Maternal Morbidity In Addition To Mortality

Humanosphere: Visualizing maternal morbidity
In this guest post, Amy VanderZanden, a communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), notes that while progress has been made on reducing maternal mortality, similar progress has not been realized for maternal morbidity, particularly for women in developing countries. She writes, “While progress on improved maternal health outcomes is encouraging, it is clear that there is still much more to be done to make pregnancy and childbearing a safe and healthy reproductive decision for all women” (10/29).