U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution to Reduce Maternal Mortality at Home and Abroad

WASHINGTON, DC – On May 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1022 "Reducing Maternal Mortality Both at Home and Abroad," a first step in a longer road toward new policies and more resources from the U.S. government to reduce maternal mortality and pregnancy-related injuries in the U.S. and throughout the world. H.Res 1022 states that the House of Representatives will make a stronger commitment to reducing maternal mortality both at home and abroad through greater financial investment and participation in global initiatives, and recognizes maternal health as a human right.

Health Care Leaders Commit to Improving Maternal Health

ATLANTA, Ga, May 9 – Global health leaders meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared today that the world's maternal death rates are "unacceptable" and that strengthening national health systems is key to improving them.


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