Charlotte Warren, who leads the Council’s maternal and newborn health work, penned an op-ed in News Deeply arguing for better detection and management of eclampsia and pre-eclampsia, ending disrespectful care during childbirth, and a renewed focus on quality of maternal health services.
A nurse by training, Warren reflects on her experiences to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes. While significant progress has been made over recent decades, 830 women still die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and 2.9 million infants die in their first month of life.
“These are not just numbers: Each one is a heartbreak. Together, we have brought the tally down sharply in the past few decades with determined action, but we must and can do more – and we must do it at a time of competing demand for ever-reducing resources.”
Read more at News Deeply.