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Long-Term Political Will, Funding For Health Systems Improvement Critical To Ending Preventable Maternal Deaths

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: Ending Preventable Maternal Death
Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer of Partners In Health, discusses ways in which the organization addresses women’s health issues globally, including supporting community health workers, providing prenatal care early, supporting facility-based deliveries, and supporting the provision of emergency obstetrical care. Mukherjee adds, “[T]he political will and funding for women’s health must support a long-term approach to build the systems of care that women need … [E]nding unnecessary maternal death will improve the lives and livelihoods of all” (8/3).

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