1. Stay informed about maternal health by signing up for Connect, our monthly e-newsletter.
  2. Learn more about Fistula Care, a project that is transforming the lives of thousands of women across 12 countries.
  3. Write a letter to your local newspaper calling for more attention to improving maternal health in your country.
  4. Help improve the health of women and families by donating to EngenderHealth.
  5. Create a mash-up video at MDGFive.com.

Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health

Somewhere in the world, right now, a woman is dying due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth. It occurs 900 times every day. This shocking fact is one of the great shames of our time.

The world is slowly awakening to the need to act now to prevent needless maternal deaths and injuries — and EngenderHealth is there, working to save the lives of those women. Read below for stories from women we have assisted, as well as from some of our staff.

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