A matter of life and death
Having a baby. Nothing seems more natural, positive and joyful. But the reality can be very different in some less fortunate regions of the world.
Over a quarter of a million women and three million newborn babies die each year in pregnancy and childbirth or soon afterwards, the majority of them in Africa and South Asia. For every woman who dies at least twenty more suffer complications which leave them with lifelong disability and pain. Terrifying facts that turn the joy of expectation into the fear of a life and death gamble.
Surely someone should be doing something. Thankfully someone is.