Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on reproductive health
Melinda Gates today has a touching piece on protecting health in childbirth. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation does commendable work to advance global health, especially with the most needy. Gates’s post today celebrates the joyous event of childbirth while also reminding us that without better reproductive health worldwide, childbirth often turns tragic.
“I kept thinking about the overwhelming joy, hope, and optimism I felt when each of my three children was born. No matter who you are, no matter where you live, it is incredibly moving to hold a healthy baby in your arms.
But tens of millions of women never get to experience that moment of beauty. For these women, childbirth is filled not with joy, but with dread, pain, and sorrow. They know they might die during delivery. If they survive, they are terrified their baby might die.”