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Maternal Mortality - Special Reports

Preventing maternal deaths gains support in CongressWith the United States ranked No. 50 globally in maternal deaths, support is growing in Congress for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017 (H.R. 1318/S. 1112).
US initiatives to reduce maternal mortality globallyTo help combat maternal mortality rates globally, the US government has invested more than $15 billion since 2008 in innovative measures to accelerate reduction in deaths. These efforts are led by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Maternal Mortality Special Series
Maternal mortality statisticsData collection methods are improving but still a challenge.
A call to arms against maternal mortalityIf we truly want to “make America great again” we should start with a national effort to address our tragically high maternal mortality rate.
Introducing a new series on maternal mortality
Introducing a new series on maternal mortalityCutting-edge medical advances and innovative technologies have made headlines and continue to flourish in the new millennium. However, these medical achievements stand in stark contrast to the paradoxical increase in US maternal mortality, which is among the highest of all developed nations.
Lessons of severe maternal morbidityA better understanding of the care and outcomes of women with severe morbidity who survive should provide insight into ways to improve care for all women and reduce both severe morbidity and mortality.
Home nurse visits decrease maternal and infant mortalityDisadvantaged mothers who receive regular home visits by nurses during pregnancy and through their child’s second birthday are less likely to die from all-cause mortality and their children are less likely to die from preventable causes than their counterparts who do not have such visits.