Maternal Mortality

As part of its multi-year survey of critical issues at the intersection of religion and development supported by the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs, the Berkley Center is holding events and developing publications and web resources focused on maternal mortality, the Millennium Development Goal lagging farthest behind. In partnership with the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Berkley Center has prepared a background report exploring the activities of faith communities, leaders, and organizations in addressing maternal mortality. A meeting on June 15, 2011 with leaders in the sector examined the cultural and socioeconomic traditions underpinning maternal mortality, as well as the potential for collaboration between faith communities and medical and development professionals in implementing successful interventions.
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