Maternal and Child Health

THE NEED | Worldwide, more than 350,000 women die each year— one every 90 seconds—from complications in pregnancy or childbirth. Ninety-nine percent of these deaths are in developing countries. Most could be prevented with access to proper nutrition and medical care, but more than half of women in these countries don’t receive essential prenatal care, putting both their health and the health of their unborn children at serious risk.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES | By providing nutrition education and care to mothers and pregnant women and increasing access to critical medical services, it’s our goal to help reduce maternal and infant deaths and decrease the number of women suffering from illness as a consequence of pregnancy and childbirth.