Global Activism: ‘Save A Mother’ Dropping Maternal Mortality Rates In India | WBEZ
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Global Activism: 'Save A Mother' Dropping Maternal Mortality Rates In India

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 830 women die every day from preventable causes related to childbirth. Also, in 2015, an estimated roughly 303,000 women died during or following pregnancy and childbirth. The developing world accounts for 99 percent of all maternal mortality deaths. In the India State of Uttar Pradesh, the maternal mortality rate is disproportionately high. In 2007, physician Shiban Ganju founded the organization Save a Mother in Uttar Pradesh. Its programs in 1000 villages have reduced maternal mortality rates by 93 percent and newborn mortality rates by 66 percent. For our Global Activism segment, we’ll speak with Madhuvanti Ghose, associate curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art at Art Institute Chicago. She tell us about her recent visit to a village in India, being helped by Save a Mother.

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