Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a public-private partnership to dramatically reduce maternal and newborn mortality in sub-Saharan African countries.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched Saving Mothers, Giving Life in 2012 to test an integrated health systems approach that addresses the “three delays” associated with maternal and newborn deaths:
- Delays in seeking appropriate care
- Delays in reaching care in a timely manner
- Delays in receiving high-quality care at a health facility
This five-year Initiative aims to accelerate reductions in maternal and newborn mortality. Key partners include the governments of Uganda, Zambia, the United States and Norway as well as Merck for Mothers, Every Mother Counts, Project C.U.R.E. and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.