The U.S. is among the wealthiest nations on earth and yet expecting mothers and newborns face unusually high mortality rates. In fact, women face a 1 in 1,800 risk of maternal death*, the worst performance of any developed country in the world. To put that in perspective, a woman in the U.S. is more than 10 times as likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause as a woman in Austria, Belarus or Poland*. And now it’s time to fix that. How? How about a powerhouse team comprised of a politician, an entrepreneur, a physician and the space program. See how this unlikely, but dynamic, team is accessing our nation’s resources to bring technology, nutrition, education and public policy on the cause of maternal and newborn health.
*Save the Children World Report 2015, CIA Factbook