The International Stillbirth Scandal: Every Day 7,100 Stillborn Babies Die

(C-Fam) Every day somewhere in the world 800 women and 7000 children die in childbirth. This tragedy has rightfully garnered attention at the highest levels at the UN. Lurking in the shadows is a darker tragedy: 7100 additional children are stillborn every day yet their plight has been virtually erased from the international agenda.

At a conclave of maternal health experts last week in Washington the heads of the Guttmacher Institute, the White Ribbon Alliance, and senior staff from UNFPA...

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