March 4th, 2016
Happy Mother’s Day 2016!
This week, to celebrate Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day, we will be raising awareness about maternal health and gender equality in the countries where HART works.
Access to maternal healthcare is a vital human right for women globally – no woman should have to risk their life to have a child. However, the importance of this right is not reflected in the high number of approximately 830 women dying every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
The fact that these deaths are preventable and are far more likely to occur in developing countries – 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries – is an outrage for women’s rights.
Luckily, the statistics are changing; between 1990 and 2015, maternal deaths worldwide dropped by about 44%. Maternal health remains a global concern – the UN has set a target in the Sustainable Development Goals to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.
However, the situation is still not fair or safe for many of the women living in countries where HART works, where women do not have access to necessary healthcare and provisions during pregnancy.
We hope that you enjoy reading about HART’s work in the area of maternal health and gender equality in the next week!
Please consider donating £5 to HART’s work which could provide life-saving equipment and healthcare to mums worldwide. Text ‘MUMS05 £5’ to 70070 today to donate £5 or donate through the website: www.hart-uk.org/donate
Read the rest of our Mother’s Day Campaign series here!
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