Global progress on women’s health has stalled, and sexual and reproductive rights are increasingly under attack. On top of this, women are at greater risk of misdiagnosis, improper treatment, and complications in common medical situations. So much so, clinical guidelines are recommending to simply ‘listen to women’.
How We’re Listening
We asked more than one million women in India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania and Uganda about their top demand for maternal and reproductive healthcare. Respect and dignity, water and sanitation, midwives and nurses. Women are demanding basic infrastructure, basic decency. Now, policies and programs are delivering on what women want and deserve.
Women’s health needs evolve over their lives and include more than reproduction. In coordination with World Health Organization (WHO), we are mobilizing millions of women, from adolescent girls to older women, now in every region of the world, on what they want most for their overall health and well-being. We will bring their answers directly to health providers and policymakers.
Approximately 300,000 women and girls die during pregnancy and childbirth every year, but 82 percent of those deaths could be prevented if midwives were available to everyone. Despite their importance, midwives still make up less than 10% of the global health workforce. As part of the PUSH for Midwives campaign, we asked 50,000 midwives what they need to continue their life-saving care, and advocating so they get it!
What You Can Do
Tell us what you most want for your health and well-being.
Ask others what they want for their health.
Change your community, policy, or program.