New CEO Comments: Every mother counts. Every mother's life is precious

Ann Keeling, CEO of IDF blogs on the need to acknowledge diabetes as a maternal health issue.

Mother's Day, which is observed this Sunday in the USA along with many other countries, is a day to celebrate the gift of life we have been given and the women who gave us that gift. But amongst all the cards and commercialisation, Mother’s Day for me is always tinged with sadness as I remember one specific night at a hospital in a low income country when three young mothers were brought in dead on arrival. One after the other they arrived, dead with their infants from completely preventable causes, mainly obstructed labour, that would not have caused the death of a woman in a wealthier country.

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