This Mother’s Day, CARE India acknowledges the spirit of thousands of mothers who undergo enormous struggles to bring a new life into this world, mainly because of poor access to quality healthcare.
Nearly 45,000 mothers die every year in India due to causes related to childbirth, which accounts for 17 per cent of such deaths globally. Mostly, these deaths are due to complications developed during childbirth, with heavy blood loss by hemorrhage, being a major factor.
Ancient social norms of early marriages, early pregnancies and repeated pregnancies due to preference for the male child, further increase the risk to the lives of mothers, making their health more vulnerable and increasing the risk of low birth weight babies or still births.
CARE India works towards ensuring quality maternal and child healthcare in marginalised communities, adopting a lifecycle approach to holistically address, and help reduce maternal mortality rates.
CARE India helps in building core capacity of front line workers (FLWs), infrastructure development and strengthening of health systems in different geographies with an objective of improving health of women and girls from marginalized communities. Capacity building and orientation of service providers, their attitude, knowledge and skills to ensure quality maternal health services is provided by engaging government agencies.