Maternal Health

Moms Still Die From Eclampsia, But They Don’t Have To

Spoiler alert: Remember when Lady Sybil died on Downton Abbey? That was eclampsia, the second-leading cause of all maternal deaths. We’ve made a lot of progress since the 1920s, but 63,000 women still die from eclampsia every year. The good … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

This Cheap Drug Can Save Women’s Lives. So Why Won’t Countries Purchase It?

More than half of all women around the world give birth at home. That means that out of approximately 135 million births in 2011, 68 million occurred at home, likely without a skilled birth attendant. The World Health Organization (WHO) … Continue Reading

Is the Mainstreaming of Maps Compromising Their Quality?

Have you noticed an increasing number of maps in mainstream media channels and on the internet over the past few years? I’ve seen maps pop up everywhere as a part of data visualization, data revolution, and open source technology movements. … Continue Reading

Every Minute of Every Day, 40 Women Put Their Lives At Risk

Every year, 21 million women risk their lives by having an unsafe abortion. That means that every minute of every day, 40 more women are in danger. Nearly all unsafe abortions—98 percent—occur in developing countries, and more than 47,000 women … Continue Reading

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