Lila Downs

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“Today and every day in the Americas, 16 women will die because of complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, and postpartum hemorrhage, or bleeding, is one of the main causes,” – Lila Downs 

Mexican-American singer-songwriter, actress and six-time Grammy award winner Lila Downs joined PAHO to raise awareness about maternal mortality in the Americas. The activist's campaign, #ZeroMaternalDeaths sought to mobilize the region to reduce postpartum hemorrhaging, which is one of the principal causes of maternal mortality in the world.

 

Maternal Deaths From Hemorrhage

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