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Maternal Mortality

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B. Wagner

on 18 June 2014

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Transcript of Maternal Mortality

Maternal Mortality
Complications
The Missing
205,671
75,092
81,557
46,237
19,908
10,972
15,210
5,524
5,793
Africa
The Millenium Goals
Cameroon
10th in Mortality
690 per 100k births
Lifetime risk 1 - 31
United States
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
Poverty
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
Infrastructure
Lack of Education
Main Physical Causes
Other Factors
Education
Malaria
HIV/AIDS
Clean Drinking Water
Nutrition
Cultural Impediments
Increases Poverty
Increases Fertility & Mortality
Knowledge is Power
Duties
Low Social Status
Lack of Gender Equality
Forced Marriages, Abuse, Pressure to have Children
Conclusion
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
Lowers Fertility
Decreases Poverty
Improves Healthiness of entire Family
Decreases Mortality
Training Midwives
Begin a Direct Entry Program
Establish a Large Rural School
Mandatory Conscription for all Doctor and Nursing students
Cultural Sensitivity
Maximizing Resources
Improving Family Health
Increase Family Income
Stress Family
Empowering Women
Plan of Action
What Can We do About It?
Fund Established Organizations
Doctors Without Borders
Like
Hope for Africa
Play Half the Sky - The game
Educate Yourself!
Discussion Topics
What makes rural maternal mortality an important topic?
What factors do you think contribute to maternal mortality?
What can help reduce maternal mortality rates?
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