Doctors of the World is pleased to announce the launch of a special election-year voter education and advocacy initiative, the Health Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.) on Maternal Mortality. With this campaign we are drawing attention to this alarming public health crisis, specifically the deep racial disparities that exist between Black and white maternal mortality in… Read more.
Doctors of the World teams in the Kara Tepe camp, the overflow site for Moria, are currently assessing the damage in collaboration with the camp manager and fire department. “From Moria to Epano Skala, people who were in the camps are sitting by the side of the road, with the few belongings they could carry,… Read more.
Maternal mortality is a huge problem in the United States, especially among Black and Indigenous women. Yet many candidates for public office are not making this issue part of their platform. We want to encourage candidates to make this a part of the conversation now, while they are still running for office. You can help… Read more.
The United States has the highest level of maternal mortality among other developed countries, and for some racial and ethnic groups in the United States, the numbers are on par with the developing world, such as Malaysia, Cabo Verde, and Turkmenistan. Black women in the U.S. are 3 to 4 times more likely to die… Read more.
So much work has been done in maternal mortality and there are many resources already available for us to draw upon. Many Black, female-led organizations are already providing effective and thorough leadership on this issue. Here are some of the organizations leading the way: Black Mamas Matter Alliance National Birth Equity Collaboration CDC Hear Her… Read more.
Vote Contact your local representatives and elected officials Advocate to your healthcare leadership Find out what your state is doing for maternal mortality and how you can get involved Learn/Educate Yourself Understand Racism in the healthcare system Learn about research and studies in how racism affects care Know the urgent maternal health warning signs Share… Read more.
About Maternal Mortality Petersen EE, Davis NL, Goodman D, et al. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths — United States, 2007–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:762–765. DOI: link Davis NL, Smoots AN, Goodman DA. Pregnancy-Related Deaths: Data from 14 U.S. Maternal Mortality Review Committees, 2008-2017. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department… Read more.
Sources Petersen EE, Davis NL, Goodman D, et al. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths — United States, 2007–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:762–765. DOI: link Davis NL, Smoots AN, Goodman DA. Pregnancy-Related Deaths: Data from 14 U.S. Maternal Mortality Review Committees, 2008-2017. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and… Read more.
Make a Plan to Vote: Early voting: October 19 - Nov. 2 During a preferential primary or a general election, early voting is available between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, ending at 5 p.m. on the Monday before the election. Off-site early… Read more.
Are You Registered to Vote? Check here for voting resources in New Jersey Are you registered to vote? Check here. How to Register to Vote: Register to Vote The registration deadline to vote in the next election is 21 days prior to the election day. General Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Resources: Vote by… Read more.