What happens when a mother dies? In poorer parts of the world, like the highlands of Papua, Indonesia, a mother's death can be especially devastating to her family's livelihood and survival.
And in 2015, 760 mothers-to-be died every day.
This International Women’s Day, let’s #BeBoldforChange by helping to ensure that poor mothers survive childbirth.
“On my way back home from the hospital, I just kept thinking … How am I going to tell my children, their mother and baby brother died?” Ekari’s husband lamented. “I do not understand why.”
During 2015 alone, more than 275,000 pregnant women died while giving birth, which is 760 mothers-to-be every single day. One of those deaths on one of those days occurred in the city of Jayawijaya, located deep in the highlands of Papua, Indonesia, home to the Dani tribe.