Every year, hundreds of thousands of women die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, the vast majority of them in the developing world.
Safe motherhood means ensuring that all women receive the care they need to be safe and healthy throughout pregnancy and childbirth. This, in practice, means addressing all the factors that make pregnancy unsafe.
Women and Children First, in partnership with other organisations across the world, works on a whole range of intitiatives at every level, particularly through women’s groups that empower women themselves, in order to promote Safe Motherhood.
BBC Radio 4 Appeal – Sunday 8th DecemberKathy Lette, bestselling author, writer, social commentator and Patron of Women and Children First, presents our BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal.
The Appeal will was broadcast on Radio 4 at 07.55 & 21.26 on Sunday 8 December 2013, repeated Thursday 12 December at 15.27. Please listen to the Radio 4 appeal or donate direct to us.