This is the statement of the Reproductive Health Network (RHAN) for Mother’s Day 2012:
If we truly love our mothers, let us prevent their dying in pregnancy and childbirth Statement of the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN) on Mothers’ Day 2012
On Sunday, the whole world celebrates Mothers’ Day in appreciation of the myriad contributions of mothers to families and society. Sadly, some 4,000 families belonging to the poorest and most disadvantaged, will be motherless this year, as thousands like them were the previous years. This sad reality is a testament to the lack of serious attention – beyond the rhetoric – given to government programs and social arrangements that would assure mothers’ surviving the critical act of giving life.