Every year, 1 million mothers lose their babies within the first day of giving birth. And many of these tragic deaths could be prevented by the woman (and others like her) in this smart ad. The difference between 0:11 and 0:44 is everything.
Warning: This video includes live birth footage with graphic images.
For more information on the newborn crisis and the solutions to fixing it (in a less intense way), check out my other midwives post.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-1-minute-live-birth-that-makes-a-powerful-point-about-preventable-deaths
Girls make up half of the planet (I’m one of them!), but 250 million of them live in poverty. With so much untapped potential, the world might as well be screaming. Girls and women are kind of a big deal; it’s time to recognize.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-colorful-poster-that-should-hang-in-the-mind-of-every-girl-whos-felt-insignificant-11111111112222225
A lot can go wrong when delivering a baby. And in less fortunate parts of the world, it often does. It’s tragic and unfair, and it’s what’s next that makes this doctor such a ray of hope.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/what-is-obstetric-fistula-and-why-are-so-many-women-suffering-from-it-worldwide-5
True or false: We can prevent having too many people on the planet by making sure more kids stay alive on the planet.
Are you kind of like … huh? More kids? What kind of question is that? Fair enough, it does seem odd. But here’s an approach to the answer that just might leave you saying, “Whoa, that makes a lot of sense!”
Read more: http://upworthy.com/melinda-gates-on-why-the-idea-of-too-many-people-in-the-world-isnt-the-problem-we-think-it-is-111114
Take a second and think of a piece of technology attached to you at all times. Phone? Camera? Beeper? Just kidding on that last one (I think).
Now check out this technology that takes that whole “attachment” feeling to a much higher level. It’s the kind of advancement in health care that is going to change the way people are able to function around the world, no matter how much money they have.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-new-high-tech-medical-device-thats-changing-lives-for-little-money