BIRTH IS A DREAM - Maternity in Africa
Every year, in Africa 200.000 mothers die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth; and for every woman who dies, many others suffer injury, infection or disability.
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.
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 (nurses, midwives or doctors).
"Birth is a dream" I named my photography project about maternity in Africa.
What is mothers dream? How far is for them the dream of a safe birth ? Why safe motherhood is still a dream for the african mothers ?
Aim of my project is to document and raise awareness about the maternity crisis in Africa.