Maternal health investments are delivering real results. CARE and our partners, working with some of the world’s poorest communities, have seen women’s lives saved when the right interventions are put in place. These same women have been empowered to build healthy, productive lives for themselves and their children and become leaders in their communities. Yet, much more remains to be done.
Poverty & Social Justice
As the global community narrows in on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), there is a renewed dedication to improving the health of women and children. The evidence is beginning to show that maternal deaths are declining globally; 358,000 women will die this year in pregnancy and childbirth compared to over 500,000 just a few years ago. In many countries, where little or no progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality since the MDGs were agreed to in 2000, access to and utilization of proven, cost-effective, life-saving interventions is urgently needed.