Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide

The Components of Worldwide Safe Motherhood

December 7, 2009 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Maternal mortality rates show great regional variation and are a sensitive indicator of the value a society places on women and health care. Inexpensive, available public health tools could make a huge impact on the disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality borne by women in developing countries. Philip Darney, MD, MSc, is professor and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Francisco General Hospital, and co-director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. He is also the co-director of the Women’s Health & Empowerment center of expertise at the newly established UC Global Health Institute.