"Birth is a dream" I named my photography project which aims to document and raise awareness the maternity crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Every year in Africa, more than 200.000 mothers die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth; every year 1,5 million African children are left without a mother.
A mother's death is a human tragedy, affecting families and communities. Her death endangers the lives of a surviving newborn and any other young children; a mother's death makes it harder for the family to obtain life's necessities and escape the crush of poverty.
In Sub-Saharan Africa adequate health services are often unavailable or inaccessible, leading many women to give birth in facilities without adequate equipment and services, as well as at home without skilled providers.
In particular, women in poor and remote communities, far from the nearest health services are most at risk.
A great many of these deaths are preventable, when women have access to quality prevention, diagnostic, and treatment services; most maternal death and morbidity can be prevented when pregnancy and childbirth are attended by skilled health professionals.
Birth is a dream - Maternity in Africa
I am a photographer focused on humanitarian issues and social-documentary, and I’m interested in documenting global topics, including health care, education, human rights, sustainable development, poverty.
I’m working on my personal long term project about the Maternity crisis in developing countries.
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• AICO Onlus: www.ilcaprifoglionlus.org
• MSF Médecins Sans Frontières: www.msf.org
• POSITIVE STEPS CHARITY: www.positivestepscharity.org
• RICERCA E COOPERAZIONE NGO: www.ongrc.org
• SEVA CANADA SOCIETY CHARITY: www.seva.ca
• UMCOR The United Methodist Committee on Relief: http://www.umcor.org
• WFRM World Family of Radio Maria: http://www.radiomaria.org
Birth is a dream