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Undercovered: Where an Ultrasound Can Make the Difference Between Life and Death

ultrasoundUndercovered is our daily feature bringing attention to women’s issues worldwide, which we feel deserve a larger audience.

According to a report in Women & Girls Hub by Hannah McNeish, “More than 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. By bringing ultrasounds to Democratic Republic of Congo’s rural communities, the See Your Baby project helps women get treatment before their conditions turn fatal.”

McNeish speaks to Chrystelle Wedi, who is spearheading the Ona Mtoto Wako (See Your Baby) initiative to bring prenatal care to impoverished, rural regions.

“The only reason a woman will actually go to the clinic is if she knows there’s something wrong, and the majority of these women never receive antenatal care,” Wedi said.

You can read the complete interview here.

[image: Andrew Malone via Flickr]

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