Around the world, nearly 800 women die every day in childbirth – and 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. Delivering a baby can be dangerous where women must hike hours in labor to reach a health facility, if one even exists.
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH SUCCESS STORIES
Peruth's Story: A mother in Rwanda receives an emergency cesarean section
Gertrude's Story: In Malawi, a woman living with HIV dedicates her life to helping new mothers after losing her infant to that disease
Maternal Health (VIDEO): In Lesotho, women with HIV learn to care for themselves and their newborns
Maternal Health (VIDEO): Providing emergency obstetric care in post-earthquake Haiti
Providing emergency obstetric care in post-earthquake Haiti.
The massive 2010 earthquake overwhelmed a country already struggling mightily with malnutrition, HIV, and infant mortality. Few safe childbirth options and substandard healthcare facilities have left many of Haiti's expectant mothers facing grave circumstances upon delivery.
Learn more about PIH's work in Haiti.