Saving Mothers

Saving Mothers
Saving Mothers is a 501©3 organization dedicated to eradicating preventable maternal deaths and birth-related complications around the world. It is Saving Mothers firm belief that the vast majority of these deaths are due to lack of access to basic reproductive care, and that this lack of access is a human rights violation on a grand scale.  At Saving Mothers, we believe that all women are entitled to quality reproductive care, and that their lives, their children's lives, and the basic fabric of society depends on this.
Founded and run by medical professionals, Saving Mothers approach to this issue centers on educating and empowering women so they can become active participants in decision-making regarding their sexual and reproductive health. We also educate and train local healthcare providers to ensure that women in low-resource areas have access to the quality of care that they deserve. 

Areas we serve:

Kenya, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and low-resource areas in the United States

The Facts:

  • 1 woman dies every 90 seconds due to pregnancy and childbirth-related complications

  • 343,000 women die in the process of becoming mothers every year

  • 99% of maternal deaths occur in the developing world

  • 90% of women in developing countries deliver their babies outside of a hospital setting

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