Saving Mothers, Giving Life: It Takes a System to Save a Mother
The vast majority of maternal deaths are preventable. Despite this fact, approximately every two minutes a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth.

Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) was created in 2011 with the goal of reducing maternal mortality in high-burden, sub-Saharan African countries. SMGL took a systems-strengthening approach to address the three primary delays in accessing effective maternity care. Results were significant with a 44% reduction in maternal mortality at SMGL- designated facilities in Uganda and a 38% reduction in SMGL-supported facilities in Zambia.

Join the Wilson Center and the Saving Mothers, Giving Life public-private partnership for the launch of the Global Health: Science and Practice Supplement on Saving Mothers, Giving Life. This half-day event will consist of two panels centered on an explanation and evaluation of the SMGL approach, results, and lessons-learned.
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