maternal health

Worst Place to be a Mother: Why We Need to Address Childbirth in Conflict Zones

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Women fleeing conflict are far from safe – they may have to give birth on the run, without even the most basic items needed for a clean delivery. Conflict can destroy medical facilities and displace health workers, and distress from both types of crises can push women into premature labour.

State of the World's Mothers Report Shows Harms to Maternal and Child Health in Conflict

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
On May 6 Save the Children launched its annual State of the World’s Mothers report, which compiles global statistics on the health and well-being of mothers and children, and uses them to produce rankings of the best and toughest places to be a mother.