In the wake of the recent maternal mortality estimates published in the Lancet, much of my time at my day job with the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) has been spent requesting and compiling reactions to the new estimates from a variety of leaders in the maternal health field.
We tracked down responses to the new estimates from numerous maternal health organizations and professionals from a variety of disciplines including policy analysts, advocates, filmmakers, public health programmers, and researchers. Their short blog posts provide diverse perspectives on what these new estimates really mean, the potential of the estimates to influence global health funding and policies, and recommendations for where to go from here.
Take a look at what several leading organizations and individuals had to say about the new maternal mortality estimates:
Dr. Ana Langer, EngenderHealth
Ann M. Starrs, Family Care International
Claire Bangser, Ashoka
Dr. Harshad Sanghvi, JHPIEGO
Jeremy Shiffman, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Lisa Russell, Governess Films and MDGfive.com
Dr. Marco Gomez, Centre for Health Policy and Innovation
Meg Wirth, Maternova
I hope you enjoy reading their responses–please let me know your thoughts!