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 The Women Who Carry the Future                               MAY 2013
Every year, approximately 287,000 women and girls die from pregnancy-related causes. Every day, World Pulse hears from women who are facing the deadly consequences of governments who fail to prioritize maternal and reproductive rights.

As world leaders gather in Malaysia at
Women Deliver's third Global Conference on maternal health, World Pulse invites you to read the testimonies of women on the front lines of these pressing issues. Hear their stories and join women and men around the world who are taking a stand against these unnecessary deaths.

FOUNDER'S PULSE: Defusing the Maternal Health Bomb

"It was 11pm and the doctor still had not arrived at the maternity ward in Nairobi, Kenya. Seven women in early labor, three in active labor—all had fear in their eyes. Okeny-Lucia was one of only two midwives in the labor ward, and she was rushing from mother to mother." Read more »

A New Vision for Maternity Care

When it comes time for a woman to face the real dangers of delivering a child, she often finds herself at the mercy of her circumstances. Read five stories, each offering a potential solution, from the front lines of this global crisis. Read more »

PHOTO ESSAY: Birth is a Dream

He has photographed mothers across several African countries with some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. By aiming his lens on the humanity of these women before, during, and after labor, Paolo Patruno hopes to inspire action on maternal health in Africa. See the photos »

The World Pulse Community Speaks

Mothers, activists, journalists, and health care providers from World Pulse's global community share their poetry, personal stories, and reflections on maternal health.  Read more »

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