June 3, 2015. We now know that the toll of maternal death is far higher than generally assumed. This means that the drop in maternal mortality seen in some countries over the past decade is not by itself sufficient measure of the success of efforts to prioritize maternal health on the global health agenda. Maternal death is not just about mothers.
“Tracing Shadows: How Gendered Power Relations Shape the Impacts of Maternal Death on Living Children in Sub-Saharan Africa” is a new, open access article by Harvard FXB policy director Alicia Yamin, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine. From the abstract: