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New York state is facing a serious maternal mortality crisis.
“Maternal mortality should not be a fear anyone in New York should have to face in the 21st century.” - Gov. Andrew Cuomo
The United States maternal mortality rate ranked 46th globally in 2015 – shocking for a country with resources as rich as ours. New York, in particular, has a high maternal mortality rate that continues to increase - our state now ranks 30th among the 50 states. New York City has even worse rates and particular boroughs, such as Brooklyn and the Bronx, are disproportionately affected. Statistics reveal that African-American and Hispanic women experience dramatically higher rates of maternal mortality, up to 12x greater than Caucasian women. That must change.
We must lead the change.
In 2019, Saving Mothers will be launching a breakthrough New York City program that is community-based and focused on addressing and minimizing these disparities in maternal mortality. The program will be innovative, evidence-based and designed to be replicable in cities across America.
In an effort to jumpstart our programming, a generous donor has offered to match all donations up to $25,000!
Together, we can help save lives right here, right now.
Women in developing nations are 43 times more likely to die during childbirth.
Countless numbers of preventable maternal deaths due to simple complications or unsanitary conditions. And too many newborns left without a mother.
Up to 90% of women in low-resource settings still deliver outside of a hospital setting.
Up to 73% of global maternal deaths are from preventable obstetric causes, leading 830 women to die everyday from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth
On average, one woman or girl dies due to complications from childbirth every two minutes. 75% of these deaths could be prevented with access to low-cost basic sexual and reproductive healthcare.