07 May '11, 2pm

Check out the "State of the World's Mothers," a @Care2 blog by @JaimeAlexis: cc: @everymomcounts @Care @WomenDeliver

Check out the "State of the World's Mothers," a @Care2 blog by @JaimeAlexis: cc: @everymomcounts @Care @WomenDeliver

A colleague recently shared the quote, "A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." While in countries like Afghanistan, Nigeria or Ethiopia, a mother might not be forgoing pie per se, she is often making a range of other sacrifices for her family. And unfortunately too many women -- in developing countries in particular -- are making the ultimate sacrifice. The good news is that things are changing. According to a 2010 study in The Lancet , investments in maternal health care over the last few decades have led to a decline in maternal mortality, from 526,300 deaths in 1980 to 342,900 deaths in 2008. If you've been active online recently, you've probably noticed that more people are paying attention to maternal mortality, and certainly more big names are becoming active advocates for the...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/state-of-t...

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