USA urged to confront shocking maternal mortality rate
Amnesty International today called on US President Barack Obama to tackle soaring rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy-related complications that particularly affect minorities and those living in poverty 2010-03-12
"This seminal report outlines the dire straights we find ourselves in as far as US maternity care, better than anything else that I have read thus far. I was able to work as a consultant with this team and although I was aware of the substance of the report I am totally blindsided now that I have seen the final version. I welcome your feedback... Thank you".
USA: Amnesty International Calls on President Obama to Establish Office of Maternal Health
Amnesty International called on President Obama today to quickly establish an Office of Maternal Health to lead government action to reduce soaring pregnancy-related complications and maternal deaths nationwide. The human rights organization said the government must take immediate steps to stop the loss of two to three women every day and reduce the risk of complications that now affect one-third of all pregnant women ? 1.7 million women a year.