(LIVE CHAT) Experts from African and Asia discuss the state of maternal health
The number one killer of young women in the developing world is not a disease whose cure eludes us, or a condition which the world lacks the resources to treat. It is pregnancy and childbirth. Every year, 500,000 women die while trying to give life. That’s one every single minute.
On March 25, 2009 at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time, Annie Raja, General Secretary of the National Federation of Indian Women, and Dr. Jemima A. Dennis-Antwi, the International Confederation of Midwives’ Regional Midwifery Adviser for Anglophone Africa, will share firsthand experiences from the front lines of the fight against maternal mortality, in a live chat moderated by Kimberly Seals Allers, Editorial Director of Women’s eNews’ Black Maternal Health series and founder of Mochamanual.com.