Simple, Low-Cost Interventions Can Reduce Maternal Mortality
GlobalPost “Pulse”: When pregnancy is a death sentence for women
Harman Boparai, a doctor and freelance journalist
“…From my work as a doctor and journalist, I’ve seen that you do not need state-of-the-art facilities or equipment to save many women’s lives. What you need are simple, low-cost solutions and timely interventions. … Enabling women to use contraceptives to plan pregnancies could prevent one in three maternal deaths, according to the WHO. It is the most basic right of every woman to get the best possible health care during pregnancy and childbirth. Empowering women and ensuring timely management when problems arise can translate into many positive stories, even in settings with limited resources…” (2/27).