According to the World Health Organization, more than 830 women and 7,000 newborn infants die every day, mostly from preventable causes related to pregnancy and delivery.

Most of these deaths occur in low-resource home settings and could have been easily prevented with simple interventions such as having a Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) present at birth. Evidence shows that mothers and their newborns are most vulnerable during, and immediately after childbirth, with the vast majority of maternal and newborn deaths occurring within the first 24 hours after delivery.

One Heart Worldwide specializes in improving the access to, and the delivery of essential healthcare services in regions where the need is the greatest. OHW works in remote areas with the lowest human development indexes, where other organizations rarely operate. Pregnant women in these high-risk regions often have little to no access to appropriate medical care. In these areas, geographical and socio-cultural barriers, limited personal resources, lack of information, and inadequate healthcare services often prevent pregnant women from receiving the essential care they need to have a safe pregnancy and childbirth. OHW addresses these barriers by improving access to healthcare services in the world’s hardest to reach places.

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