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Global Activism: 'Save-A-Mother'

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Dr. Shiban Ganju, left, is the founder of the “Save-A-Mother” organization.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 830 women die every day from preventable causes related to childbirth.  

The developing world accounts for 99% of all maternal mortality deaths, and India’s State of Uttar Pradesh is one place with a high maternal mortality rate. 

In 2007, physician Shiban Ganju founded the organization Save-a-Mother. It’s had real success in saving the lives of mothers in Uttar Pradesh. Their programs in 1000 villages have reduced maternal mortality rates by 93% and newborn mortality rates by 66%. 

For Global Activism, Dr. Ganju told us about his successful efforts to save lives.

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