Christy Turlington Burns: Every Mother Counts in Haiti
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
As a Global Maternal Health Advocate, I get to travel the world quite a bit meeting individuals and visiting programs with tremendous potential and incredible vision to improve the quality of life for countless others. These trips help to educate me about the challenges and solutions facing vulnerable populations, particularly mothers and children, in regions where maternal and infant mortality ratios are disproportionate. When I visit many of these places on behalf of Every Mother Counts (EMC), the campaign I founded to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth around the world, I am reminded that what's often most needed is education and access to others who are educated. When I say education, that includes primary and secondary schooling, yes, but there are many other levels of education that are also required to meet and improve upon the health needs of so many. Sexual and reproductive health education and human rights education are almost always lacki...
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