Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. This means that by the time you reach the end of this blog post, four women have died giving birth. Additionally, for every woman who dies in childbirth, around 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease – approximately 10 million women each […]
Posts Tagged: Women Deliver
Mother’s Day, celebrated internationally, reminds us of the inestimable social contribution that women make to the world as they care for their fetuses, newborns, infants and young children. Most mothers are living in the world’s resource constrained low- and lower-middle income countries. Many are experiencing crowded housing; lack of access to healthcare, clean water and sanitation; food insecurity and exposure to gender-based violence while caring for their children.
Ruth (*) came to a Jacaranda Health three days ago to deliver her healthy baby girl. When it was time to leave the hospital, Jacaranda nurses counseled Ruth- as they do for all of our mothers – to make sure she and her newborn had the best opportunity to stay healthy once they returned home in Kasarani, just outside Nairobi.
Common mental disorders are becoming widespread in our world and now account for 13% of the global disease burden.
As many as 200 million children fail to reach their full developmental potential from exposure to risk factors–malnutrition, infection, poor management of pregnancy, birth complications, and lack of stimulation and nurturing–in the first 1,000 days of life…
Imagine you’re an evil scientist and you’re looking to keep a poor country poor. You know the best way to do that? Block the potential of its women and girls.