Shocking Stats Revealed at Conference

“Every minute of every day, a woman somewhere on the planet dies and thirty other women suffer long-lasting injury or illness from preventable pregnancy-related causes and complications.”   This is just one of many stunning statistics to come out of the recent “Women Deliver gathering in Washington, D.C., where more than 3,500 delegates from over 146 countries came together to discuss a shared agenda focused on the reduction of mortality rates among women, newborns, and infants.”

“Women are, in fact, the key to the health and prosperity of the global community. And without a redoubled commitment to reducing the social, economic, and health disparities that far too many women experience in every aspect of their lives, the fate of nations on every continent is at risk.”

We thank Michael Seltzer for this eye-popping article. Check it out in its entirety at PHILANTOPIC the editorial blog at Philanthropy News Digest.

http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/2010/06/global-womens-health-movement.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Fphilantopic+%28PhilanTopic%29

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