Assembly 2014: response daily

United Methodist Women/UMCOR Partner for Maternal Health

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United Methodist Women/UMCOR Partner for Maternal Health
More community health advocates like Rev. Grace Choi (above right) are needed in many countries.

United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) announced a joint initiative on maternal health during the April 26 Assembly evening plenary worship.

A quarter of a million women around the world die each year during pregnancy and childbirth because they lack access to a proper health facility or to health workers, or even because they have no say in their own reproductive health. The initiative aims to help save the lives of women and their children, according to Donna Akuamoah, United Methodist Women executive for international ministries, and Shannon Trilli, director of Global Health for UMCOR, General Board of Global Ministries, who introduced the new partnership to United Methodist Women at Assembly.

Ms. Trilli said the initiative will contribute to women’s health globally by raising awareness of the challenges and by strengthening maternal health programs that have a track record of success.

Posted or updated: 4/26/2014 11:00:00 PM
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