Dare to create a world where giving birth doesn't mean gambling with your life
No Woman Should Die Giving Life
Half a million women and girls die each year in childbirth. In fact, childbirth is one of the leading causes of death for women in the developing world. No other health disparity so disproportionately affects poor, marginalized women. Across the developing world, mothers die from the same basic complications: bleeding, infection, hypertension and obstructed labor. Simply put, with basic medical care, the vast majority of these deaths can be prevented. Without it, mothers will continue to die.
Saving mothers’ lives requires the strategic coordination and deployment of resources, skilled doctors and midwives, ambulances, roads, clean sheets and basic medical tools, just to name a few. We are dedicated to raising awareness and lobbying governments to make the necessary investment in the next generation.
Safe Motherhood is Everyone's Responsibility
Maternal mortality affects us all, even in countries where it rarely occurs. When a mother dies, her children, her family and her community suffer. Children who have lost their mothers are up to ten times more likely to die within two years. They are less likely to be immunized, more likely to be malnourished, more likely to contract HIV and more likely to be exploited. When we lose our mothers, we lessen productivity, deepen gender inequality and destabilize societies. At the Liya Kebede Foundation, we believe that maternal mortality is everyone's problem.
We are working to save the next generation of mothers. Will you join us?