The Circle Connects Online: Maternal Health
We hosted an online panel discussion with Karis McLarty and Zarah Wiles to discuss The Circle’s maternal health project in Tanzania and the wider issue.
Since the launch of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000, Tanzania has experienced a substantial reduction in child mortality rates. However, avoidable maternal mortality remains high. Women die due to pregnancy or birth-related causes at a ratio of 398 per 100,000. The main direct causes of maternal death are haemorrhages, infections, unsafe abortions, hypertensive disorders and obstructed labours. The presence of these causes is exacerbated by the prevalence of HIV and of malaria, Tanzania’s number one killer.
Thanks to those who joined to find out more about The Circle’s commitment to our partner the UN Every Woman Every Child campaign to assist the Tanzanian government in the process of ratifying international conventions on maternal health rights.
When? 7pm, Wednesday 6 November, 2019