We need a global fund for moms
Author Liya Kebede
Publisher/Organizer: Huffington Post
Publication date: 21 July 2009
I recently spoke at the United Nations Secretary-General's Forum, Advancing Global Health in the Face of Crisis, where many world leaders highlighted the world's maternal health crisis. I shared the stories of people I've met who've watched their wives, sisters, daughters and friends die needlessly because they lacked the basic right to maternal healthcare. The next day in Washington D.C., I joined Day of the African Child events where, again, the abysmal state of maternal health was frequently discussed with much urgency. I met with Congresswoman McCollum, whose leadership on global maternal health issues is inspiring. This week, President Obama called the world's attention to maternal health once again during his trip to Ghana.