On each visit, I have come away more impressed with the quality of our grantees, their talent and creativity, their energy and determination—often in the face of overwhelming odds.
More than 340,000 women die each year due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth, mostly in the developing world. With support from MacArthur, Pathfinder International is introducing a low-tech package of interventions in India and Nigeria to prevent postpartum hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide.
Photo: Akintunde Akinleye
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