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EMC: Every Mother Counts Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Posted on 20/01/2015 in Integrity & Charities & Newsfeed

It was five years ago that the documentary, No Woman No Cry, was released with the aim to address and document maternal health challenges around the world.

As it began in Tanzania, Every Mother Counts, will be commemorating their fifth year by returning. It was in Tanzania that they found that the minimum distance a pregnant woman had to travel on foot for prenatal care was 5 kilometres, with the average distance to reach emergency obstetric care being 35 kilometres and oftentimes more. While there have been some maternal health improvements since the filming of NWNC, Tanzania still remains one of the most dangerous places on earth for a woman to become a mother. It's estimated that 454 maternal deaths occur for every 100000 live births.

To raise awareness and funds, Every Mother Counts will be running the Kilimanjaro Half Marathon on 1st March. Join on the journey here.

Every Mother Counts is a campaign to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world. EMC informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide. Queen Bee Maternity has chosen to become a community and awareness ambassador for Every Mother Counts, in order to help educate audiences about maternal health in Australia. Together, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all moms.


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