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2023 CAMPAIGN

Saving Mothers is a global nonprofit dedicated to eradicating preventable maternal deaths and birth-related complications among marginalized women. More broadly, they envision a world where every woman – regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status – has access to quality reproductive healthcare services, and receives proper medical attention for complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

 

Tragically, maternal mortality is increasing in the United States. New York City has seen sharp racial disparities in maternal mortality rates. Black women are 9 times more likely to face pregnancy-related deaths compared to non-Hispanic white women. Building on their extensive experience in the developing world, Saving Mothers developed a program to serve minority women in NYC. Our campaign funded birthing kits, education and self-advocacy training. 

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PROBLEM
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ERADICATING PREVENTABLE MATERNAL 

The Problem

  • Over 300,000 women die annually from preventable pregnancy-related causes.

  • Despite global advances, the U.S. is witnessing rising maternal mortality rates

Key Challenges 

  • Developing nations: Inadequate training, insufficient supplies, distance to healthcare, and cultural biases.

  • In the United States: Lack of proper prenatal care and systemic racism affecting women of color.​

Spotlight: Maternal Mortality in New York 

NYC sees sharp racial disparities in maternal mortality rates. Black women are 9 times more likely to face pregnancy-related deaths compared to non-Hispanic white women.

The question remains: Why in 2023?    

Solution

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES 

The Solution

Saving Mothers brings unique solutions informed by their global experience. Recognizing the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and the need to combat systemic biases, the initiatives offer:

Training to identify and treat pregnancy complications.

Hospital System Interventions

 A dual-tracked program for women of color and their CHWs.

  •  Training: For CHWs, emphasizing patient communication.

  • Mom’s Kit: An essential kit for expecting mothers, facilitating health monitoring and provider communication.

mPOWHER Project

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Wht can we do

WHAT WE DID TOGETHER

With the funds raised from hundreds of people who joined Mothers' Day Movement to shift gift-giving on Mother's Day, Saving Mothers was able expand their goal to eradicate to preventable maternal deaths due to simple complications, breakdown in communication, unsanitary conditions or systemic bias in healthcare. 

Together, We Raised

$45,000

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