Maternal Mortality

As part of its multi-year survey of critical issues at the intersection of religion and development, the Berkley Center has held events and developed publications focused on maternal mortality. In partnership with the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Berkley Center 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. The insights from the report and consultation were subsequently distilled into a policy brief.

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