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By Laura Santhanam
In our news wrap Wednesday, two drugmakers, Sanofi and Glaxo-Smith-Kline, say they hope to get another COVID vaccine on the market soon as they seek regulatory approval in the U.S. and Europe. Also, new government data shows deaths of pregnant…
The U.S. has a problem with maternal mortality, especially for women of color. Black infants are more than twice as likely to die as white infants; black women are three to four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes…
By PBS NewsHour
Doctors and nurses have worked hard to reduce the U.S. infant mortality rate, and yet there’s been a rise in maternal mortality in recent decades, a trend that is less understood. Judy Woodruff sits down with Renee Montagne of NPR…
The U.S. has the highest rate of mothers dying during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum of any developed country -- 26 women for every 100,000 live births. Last week, NPR and ProPublica published a joint investigation into the reasons why mothers…
By Michael Ollove, Stateline
The 15-year trend in the U.S. not only runs counter to the worldwide rate, but to that in most other industrialized countries.
The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that accredits health care organizations and programs, calls maternal deaths “sentinel” events. “For every woman who dies, there are 50 who are very ill, suffering significant complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery,” Dr. William Callaghan,…
By Dave Gustafson
Dr. Laura Stachel and her husband founded We Care Solar to help bring light to the estimated 300,000 hospitals and clinics in the developing world that don't have reliable sources of electricity. Our slideshow highlights Stachel's work toward equipping remote…
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