Nov 15, 2011

LfM President Meets with Representative Lois Capps to Discuss Reducing Maternal/Neonatal Mortality in Developing Countries

WHEN:Nov 15, 2011LOCATION:Washington, DCTHEME:Integration of HIV/AIDS with Maternal/Reproductive Health using mHealth TechnologyINFORMATION:Dr. Harry Strulovici met with Congresswoman Lois Capps from California. The topic of discussion was the tragedy of maternal/neonatal mortality in developing countries. In addition, the need to integrate HIV with Maternal/Reproductive health services was emphasized. The findings of Phase l of LfM's Pilot Project was presented. Funding needs to implement interventions to improve health outcomes for mothers and children were also discussed. Sources of funding were identified and will be pursued as rapidly as possible. Future meetings with other Congressional and State Department officials will take place in December 2011.

Did you know?

The risk of a woman dying in sub-Saharan Africa as a result of pregnancy or childbirth is 1 in 22, as compared to 1 in 7300 in developed regions.

Source:United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2010

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