With all the medical and technological advancements that have taken place over the last fifty years, it is hard to understand the increasing severity of health-related deaths. Particularly within rural, lower income regions, access to health care is scarce, and the quality of the existing care is unsatisfactory at best. Unfortunately, the status of maternal health tends to drop down even lower.
As we have seen through countless women’s health and empowerment organizations, the drive to improve health conditions and overall well-being for women around the world is present more now than ever before. The key to solving many economic, social, and political issues is to educate women, which is cyclical with health. Women need to be healthy in order to learn, and they also need knowledge and financial support in order to seek out care.
I will present brief case studies on maternal health in China, India, and Mongolia. I will examine the global political, social, and economic trends surrounding maternal health, and the globalized movement to mobilize women.
With the evidence is in front us, we must relieve society and, most importantly, women from the burdens of poor health care and inequality and take steps forward to continue that commitment.