Investing in women’s health conditions
Almost 15,000 children under five die every day, often from preventable and curable diseases. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest death rate.
830 women die every day from complications due to pregnancy and childbirth. In this case too, most of the deaths could be prevented with an adequate medical service.
The worldwide reduction of the maternal and infantile death rate and the eradication of all forms of malnutrition are the specific targets of the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030 (SDG2 and SDG3). And rightly so, because taking care of the mothers-to-be and their children means investing in the future.
In this frame of reference the women amount to the “starting point” for an intervention which brings benefits to the whole family. In fact, a crucial improvement can be obtained in the health conditions of a country by investing on women and the role they play in care and prevention for the family.