There are five main reasons why women die in pregnancy, these are bleeding, infection, high blood pressure which can lead to fitting, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labour. These problems can be prevented or treated, even in the poorest countries. We can all help to change this; Women should not be dying in childbirth.
Every minute, of every day, a mother dies from complications in pregnancy. 99% of these Mothers are from the developing world. For every mother that loses her life in pregnancy, many more are tragically injured or permanently disabled.
The Havelian Project provides life-saving transport to birth centres and hospitals for labouring or critically ill pregnant women. It spans across 50 villages, and their surrounding areas in Pakistan. Several of these villages are spread across mountains, often with dangerously steep and narrow roads.Read more