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Improving Access To Maternal Care Critical For Health Of Women, Families

Medium: Improving Access to Maternal Health Care for Tomorrow
Christy Turlington, founder of Every Mother Counts

“…[G]irls and women all over the world die from preventable and treatable pregnancy-related complications like hemorrhage, infection, hypertension, cardiac disorders, malaria, and malnutrition. Many [people] wanted to know why this still happens in the 21st century and how they could help. That’s when Every Mother Counts was born. … We’ve funded work to make essential maternity care accessible in 13 countries, including the U.S., and we’ve helped educate hundreds of thousands of Americans, health providers, mothers, philanthropists, and advocates about the challenges we face and solutions we need to improve maternal health. … Change is needed and thousands stand with us as we work to educate, advocate, and provide support to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for every mother, everywhere” (6/13).

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