99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries
More than half of all maternal deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa
~800 women die from preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth
A 15 year old girl in the developing world has a 1 in 150 chance that she will one day die from pregnancy or childbirth. The
risk for a girl of the same age in a developed country is dramatically lower--1 in 3800.
sourced from: World Health Organization (N348). 2012
A woman dies every minute due to pregnancy related complications. Most of these complications are preventable and include hemorrhage
and hypertensive disorder, ectopic pregnancy, and sepsis. Collectively, they result in more than 500,000 maternal deaths per
year. In developing countries, complications of pregnancy and birth are the LEADING cause of death in teenage girls.
mission of GSRHC is to transform women's healthcare in underserved regions through research and innovation. We believe that every
woman should have access to the same quality of reproductive healthcare, regardless of socioeconomic status, religious and political
beliefs, and geographical location.