Wilson Center Launches New Series Focused On NCDs, Maternal Health
Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The Maternal Health Initiative Launches the CODE BLUE Series on Non-communicable Diseases and Maternal Health
“Each year, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 2 in every 3 deaths among women globally. It is estimated that NCDs kill 35 million people each year, and women of reproductive age make up about half of these deaths. The compounding effects NCDs have on pregnancy complicate women’s experiences in many unseen ways. … In our new series, CODE BLUE, the Wilson Center and Emd Serono, a business of Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, are partnering to bring to light and investigate what’s behind these alarming statistics and how NCDs directly (and indirectly) impact women’s lives, particularly during their reproductive years…” (9/17).