Mira Sorvino: Why Maternal Health and Family Planning Matter

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EngenderHealth is proud to partner with Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino to raise awareness of the importance of delivering maternal health and family planning services to women around the world. “Just imagine being in a complicated pregnancy somewhere where you had no health care and you had no one in your village who was an ob/gyn, and you didn’t even have a trained midwife. Many of the women across the world are living in those situations exactly,” Mira told CBS News in a recent interview.

“If a woman can improve her health, she can improve the health of her children and her family,” said Pam Barnes, EngenderHealth President and CEO. EngenderHealth works in 20 countries around the world to train health care professionals and partners with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and reproductive health services available-today and for generations to come.

You can hear more from Mira when EngenderHealth launches a new global family planning campaign in late September. Sign up here to receive the latest news about our campaign and EngenderHealth’s work.