Maternal health matters – pregnancy should never be a death sentence.
Women and girls die during pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum for preventable reasons including bleeding, infections, high blood pressure, complications from delivery, and unsafe abortion. HIV positive women have an eight times greater risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth than HIV negative women. Women and girls around the world face discrimination and abuse and are not getting the care they need. It is time to change that.