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Women in the United States are more likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than other women in high-income countries. More evidence is needed to understand the actual causes of death better, but research suggests that half of these deaths may be preventable. Racial disparities persist. The risk of pregnancy-related deaths for black women is three to four times higher than those of white women.
Watch this session of Grand Rounds to learn about efforts to analyze and prevent future deaths. Hear our speakers discuss the effects maternal deaths have on the family and on the community. You will also learn about how CDC has collaborated and intervened through public-private partnership efforts to prevent deaths associated with childbirth and pregnancy.
Beyond the Data
- Eleni Z. Tsigas, BA
"Maternal Mortality Beyond the Numbers"
- William Callaghan, MD, MPH
- Chief, Maternal and Infant Health Branch, Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
"Accounting for Maternal Deaths: Action Requires Better Data"
- Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG
- President-elect, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists;
Chair, Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force;
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
"Policies and Practices to Protect Lives of Pregnant Women, Mothers and Mothers to Be"
- Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA
- Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
"The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Generating Evidence for High-Impact Solutions"
- John Iskander, MD, MPH
- Scientific Director
- Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH
- Deputy Scientific Director
- Susan Laird, MSN, RN
- Communications Director
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