very day, more than 800 women around the world die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. That’s one woman every two minutes. I founded Every Mother Counts in 2010 to raise awareness about this critical issue and to help make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mom, everywhere. Every Mother Counts currently supports programs that improve access to maternity care in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Tanzania and the United States.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I chose six photos from around the world that demonstrate the urgency of our work and remind me that change is possible. If you're feeling inspired, you can learn more about what you can do to help support mothers around the world.