Improving maternal and child health has been one of the greatest global challenges, as recognized in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 3 for 2025.
These problems are not limited to low- and middle-income countries. The United States has been experiencing worsening trends in maternal mortality rates. In fact, the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world, and about half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned, with low spacing between births.
SRAGEN - Aliansi Pita Putih Indonesia (APPI) mengapresiasi Pemerintah Kabupaten (Pemkab) Sragen yang terus berupaya menurunkan angka kematian ibu (AKI) melahirkan. Namun keberhasilan menekan AKI tersebut masih perlu didorong agar kesadaran wanita akan pentingnya perawatan diri atau selfcare untuk kesehatan meningkat.
Who would have thought that in 2017, countries would be gathering to seek solutions on maternal health? Who would have thought that a man would still be dictating his wife’s choice of contraception? Who would have thought we would still have hundreds of girls whose sex inception was not by choice, but by forced marriage or cultural fiat?