Making Motherhood Safer

Healthcare interventions before, during and after delivery can save the lives of mothers and babies. The CDC Foundation is working with healthcare providers and community health workers to ensure that mothers and newborns have access to care and are protected from potentially fatal infections and complications during delivery.

TanzaniaEmergency Obstetrics in Tanzania
A collaborative effort between CDC’s Center for Global Health in Tanzania and Division of Reproductive Health, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, is working with the World Lung Foundation to reduce maternal mortality in Tanzania by evaluating the program’s intervention facilities.


New Baby photoPregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) 
A collaboration between CDC and the Kellogg Foundation is collecting state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during and after pregnancy with the goal of improving maternal and infant health by closing racial/ethnic disparities and increasing access to care.


Kenya photoSafe Delivery in Kenya
CDC’s Center for Global Health and partners in rural western Kenya are providing transportation to healthcare facilities for expectant mothers and ensuring that women giving birth in a facility or at home have access to safe delivery kits and blood supplies.



mHealth TanzaniamHealth in Tanzania
The mHealth Tanzania Partnership is helping to reduce maternal mortality by providing informative text messages and appointment reminders in Swahili for pregnant women and mothers of newborns as a part of a national healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood multimedia campaign, “Wazazi Nipendeni.”


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