A lack of educated and skilled attendants at birth accounts for 2 million preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths each year.
There is a need for 700,000 more skilled birth attendants globally.
In the United States, there is 1 doctor for every 390 people. By comparison, in Tanzania, there is 1 doctor for every 50,000 people.
222 million women in developing countries want, but don't have, access to modern contraceptives.
4 out of 10 pregnancies in developing countries are un-intended
Women who do not receive prenatal care are 3-4 times more likely to die than women who do.
Training skilled birth attendants through established training programs
Task shifting: a process of delegating and educating lower level healthcare providers to safely perform some of the tasks currently conducted by doctors and nurses
Providing access to family planning and education around contraception, follow-up and adjustment
Educating women on the risks of HIV, STIs, and other indirect causes of maternal mortality and treating those cases where possible