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for Maternal Health
Maternal mortality is often seen as a problem for the developing world alone. However, in a Europe of ageing populations that struggles to build resilient and effective health systems, too many women still die during pregnancy and childbirth.
In an EU of free movement and differing health systems, the gaps in access to care, medicines and health literacy are straining even further the already existing connection between maternal mortality and health inequities.
With this in mind, the Alliance for Maternal Health Equality brings together a core group of partnering EU, national and international level public, private and civil society organisations as well as policy makers and healthcare professionals, in order to raise the issue of maternal health and permanently place it on the map of Europe.
The Alliance for Maternal Health Equality believes all mothers must have access to high quality maternal healthcare before, during and after pregnancy. However, many women (particularly marginalised cases of migrant and minority mothers) are often the first to face the reality of limited access to proper treatment, information and resources. In light of this, our priorities are threefold:
accessEnsuring access to high quality maternal healthcare for all and tackling both health policy as well as any other policies this issue touches upon.
empowerFacilitating a more favourable social environment that empowers women to make an informed decision on motherhood.
realityFocusing on real life evidence and clear statistics on maternal health.
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