:: Welcome Message ::When a mother dies, children lose their primary caregiver, communities are denied her paid and unpaid labour,and countries forego her contributions to economic and social development.
A woman's death is more than a personal tragedy--it represents an enormous cost to her nation, her community, and her family. Any social and economic investment that has been made in her life is lost.
More than a decade of research has shown that small and affordable measures can significantly reduce the health risks that women face when they become pregnant. Most maternal deaths could be prevented if women had had access to appropriate health care during pregnancy, childbirth, and immediately afterwards.