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Transcript of Maternal Mortality
The Millenium Goals
10th in Mortality
690 per 100k births
Lifetime risk 1 - 31
Stillbirths: 26 per 1k
Neonatal: 58 per 1k
137th in Mortality
24 per 100k births
Lifetime risk 1 - 2,400
Neonatal: 6 per 1k
Stillbirths: 3 per 1k
Average Income - 2,400$ (U.S.)
World Rank - 184 out of 229
50% below poverty line
4.5 Million Rural Poor
Lack of Trained Professionals
Dr.'s per 1k - 0.077
World Median 1.12
United States 2.42
Midwives, Nurses, Dr.'s -
1.8 per 1k
Lack of Education
Main Physical Causes
Clean Drinking Water
Increases Fertility & Mortality
Knowledge is Power
Low Social Status
Lack of Gender Equality
Forced Marriages, Abuse, Pressure to have Children
Lack of Passable Roads
Lack of Hospitals
Lack of Ambulances
Lack of Reliable Transportation
Problems with Rural Living
Poverty by Area
Transformative Power of Education
Improves Healthiness of entire Family
Begin a Direct Entry Program
Establish a Large Rural School
Mandatory Conscription for all Doctor and Nursing students
Improving Family Health
Increase Family Income
Plan of Action
What Can We do About It?
Fund Established Organizations
Doctors Without Borders
Hope for Africa
Play Half the Sky - The game
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