We can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.

More than 800 women die every day from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.

THAT’S 1 WOMAN EVERY 2 MINUTES.

Almost all global maternal deaths are prevented by ensuring women have access to qualityrespectful, and equitable maternity care. Too few women have the access they need.

We're working to change that.

Here's

increasing awareness

We raise awareness to build a community of informed, passionate allies. We use storytelling, filmmaking, data and research to share challenges and opportunities in global maternal health. Since 2010, we have been shining a light on the overlooked issue of maternal health around the world and in the U.S. 

mobilizing communities

We engage communities to take action for change.

We collaborate closely with key decision makers and policy-makers, influencers, practitioners, and community members to identify priority maternal health issues and implement effective strategies for change.

 

grant giving

We invest in programs that improve access to quality, respectful, and equitable maternity care. These programs strengthen the maternity care provider workforce, advance successful models of care, and identify and meet local needs, particularly mothers who are underserved or marginalized.

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Our

89¢ of every dollar we raise

is directly spend on our programs

$16.2 million

invested in public education, community engagement, and grant making.

13 programs in 6 countries

improving the lives of mothers, healthcare providers, and children.

700,000+ people served

including women, babies, health workers, and community members

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Giving Birth In America

Shining a spotlight on the maternal health crisis in the United States