Assessing Maternal Mortality in India
February 22, 2017 | Grantee Publications | Population & Reproductive Health

A report by Sahayog, a MacArthur grantee, documents the stories of women in marginalized communities across India who did not survive pregnancy. The report shows that factors including poverty, lower levels of education, limited access to health systems, and poor access to health education likely contribute to higher rates of maternal death in these communities. The researchers put forth recommendations for addressing these issues, including the development of an approach for highly vulnerable populations that includes training for community and peripheral health providers.

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