Save Pregnant Women and Child
Each day 80 newborns die in Mali, every three hours a woman in Mali dies due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. In Mali, only one in four births is assisted by a skilled attendant. An estimated one in 19 women dies from pregnancy-related causes in Mali (the risk for women in Switzerland is 1 in 6,900) and complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth are responsible for one third of the deaths of Malian women aged 15 to 49. They found that Mali stands to lose $350 million over the next 12 years because of the productivity the country loses when women die, or are disabled, from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. And in the next 12 years, if nothing is done to improve health care, 34,000 mothers and 340,000 newborns will die. Life expectancy is low and infant mortality is high.