How Virtual Reality is Reducing Maternal Mortality

Author: Aneesh Mazumder Virtual reality (VR) is recognized as a computer-based technology that simulates the real world. Using VR, a person can interact with an artificial environment that resembles reality. Currently, VR is often used to facilitate pregnancy for pregnant women by reducing their anxiety levels and training them to effectively manage their pain duringContinue reading “How Virtual Reality is Reducing Maternal Mortality”

How Solar Power is Reducing Maternal Mortality in Africa

Author: Aneesh Mazumder In sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in 36 women will die from maternal conditions. Maternal deaths have declined worldwide over the past two decades and are down by more than a third due to affordable, quality healthcare services. However, not all countries have benefited from advancements in technology and health care. Nearly 300,000 womenContinue reading “How Solar Power is Reducing Maternal Mortality in Africa”

Learnings from the Maldives’ Declining Maternal Mortality Rates

Author: Aneesh Mazumder “Maternal mortality health is a very sensitive indicator. All you need to look at is a country’s maternal mortality rate. That is a surrogate for whether the country’s health system is functioning. If it works for women, I’m sure it will work for men.” – Margaret Chan The Maldives has focused onContinue reading “Learnings from the Maldives’ Declining Maternal Mortality Rates”

Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

Author: Sophia Zhu Nigeria is considered to be the most populous country in Africa, with a population ofover 200 million people. Nigeria also has the highest GDP among other African countries in 2021. Unfortunately, it is also the country with the highest maternal death count worldwide. Twenty percent of all global maternal deaths occur inContinue reading “Maternal Mortality in Nigeria”

What Health Conditions Cause Maternal Mortality?

Author: Vindhya Saha The most common reasons why 1 in 3 females die during and after pregnancy are associated with cardiovascular diseases. These include issues related to the heart and the narrowing or blockage of blood vessels, which can lead to ruptures, heart attacks, and strokes. Common symptoms of cardiovascular diseases include chest pain, stomachContinue reading “What Health Conditions Cause Maternal Mortality?”

A Biomedical Perspective On Maternal Mortality

Author: Anusree Sreedeep Nair Maternal deaths are known to have both biological and socio-cultural causes. With a focus on biological reasons, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) divided causes of maternal deaths into direct obstetric deaths and indirect obstetric deaths. Direct and indirect obstetric deaths need to be defined in order to delve deeper intoContinue reading “A Biomedical Perspective On Maternal Mortality”

Maternal Mortality: Causes, Differences, and Solutions

Maternal Mortality: Causes, Differences, and Solutions By: Sania Patel  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within forty-two days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy or its management. Accidental or incidental causes are an exception.Continue reading “Maternal Mortality: Causes, Differences, and Solutions”

Preventing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity With AI

Author: Aneesh Mazumder “Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.” —Jane Weideman. The United States has the highest maternal morbidity and mortality rate among all high-income countries. This crisis is especially pronounced in racial minority and ethnic populations. In fact, Native American and Black women are much more likely to dieContinue reading “Preventing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity With AI”

Maternal Mortality: A Personal Outlook

Author: Antonie Tran The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) describes maternal mortality as, “ the death of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after delivery is a tragedy for her family and society as a whole”. Continuing, “about 700 women die each year in the United States as a result ofContinue reading “Maternal Mortality: A Personal Outlook”

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Among Adolescents

Author: Anusree Sreedeep Nair Adolescent pregnancy is more widely spoken about today than it was a decade ago. However, a rather overlooked discussion on the topic of teenage pregnancy is the health-related and socio-economic consequences that often result in maternal morbidity or mortality. The WHO presents data which indicates that around ten million unintended pregnanciesContinue reading “Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Among Adolescents”