National Safe Motherhood Day 2023- Aim, History and More

National safe motherhood day comes every year on 11 April. By the Data of Who, Every day 830 Woman dies during pregnancy and birth child. 

Aim of Motherhood Day 

The main aim of Safe motherhood day is to reduce the death ratio. On this day many organizations run campaigns for awareness and inform women about what should be taken the healthcare during pregnancy and during the birth child. This day also raises awareness for the prevention of child marriages because all educated peoples know that child marriage may be an indirect cause of maternal deaths but in background areas, poor people are not educated about the problems of child marriage causes.

History

In 2003 Indian government declared that every year on 11 April will be national safe motherhood day at the request of the White Ribbon Alliance (WRAI) and other 1800 organizations. You know 11 April is the anniversary day of Kasturba Gandhi’s birth that’s why the government decided to organize safe motherhood day on this day. 

Facts about Maternal Mortality according to WHO

– Approximately 830 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

– In developing countries, 99% of maternal deaths occur.

– In women maternal mortality is higher basically living in rural areas and among poorer communities.

– As compared to women, young adolescents face a higher risk of complications and death as a result of pregnancy.

– We can’t ignore the fact that skilled care before, during, and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborn babies.

– Maternal mortality worldwide dropped by about 44% in between 1990 and 2015.

– As part of the Sustainable Development Goals in between 2016 and 2030, the target is to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100000 live births.