Fragile Oasis

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Projects: Health

Women Deliver Safe Motherhood Initiative

The issue of safe motherhood has evolved from a neglected issue to an essential and integrated element of the women’s health agenda.

In the last 20 years, the issue of safe motherhood has evolved from a neglected issue to an essential and integrated element of the women’s health agenda. The event that set this change in motion was a landmark worldwide movement launched in 1987—the Safe Motherhood Initiative.

Launched at the global Safe Motherhood Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, the Initiative sought to address the near-silent tragedy of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth.