Dec 11, 2017

Black women Die Disproportionately from White women during Pregnancy and Childbirth

AUTHOR:NINA MARTIN, PROPUBLICA and Renee Montagne (NPR)SOURCE:ProPublica and National Public Radio (NPR)

As excellently reported by National Public Radio (NPR) and ProPublica maternal mortality for black women is almost 250% greater than for white women (data compiled from CDC- 2011-2013). This shocking disparity reflects a failing health care system that discriminates against black women of all socioeconomic strata. As highlighted in this detailed and sad narrative an esteemed epidemiologist at the CDC  (dual masters and Phd degrees) was repeatedly ignored despite visits from nurses after delivering a healthy baby (She died approximately 10 days postpartum after gaining 10 pounds in 9 days along with persistent high blood pressure resistant to medication without evaluation from Ob-Gyn).  Life for Mothers refuses to maintain the status quo and lobbies for health inequities to be eliminated. The continuing suffering of minorities is unconscionable. To read the report please click here: https://lnkd.in/d7-pcUd To listen to the NPR broadcast please click here: https://lnkd.in/dXPBy73

Did you know?

Women in developing countries are 300 times more likely to die than those in the industrialized world.

Source:UNICEF, 2010


Franck_muller_logo
Franck Muller USA
is a proud sponsor of
LFM-logo-125x48