Today’s Topics
Read about International Day of the Midwife
New research shows global maternal mortality rates decreasing at last!
But increases in the USA prompt new Amnesty International Campaign
Dear friend,
With both the International Day of the Midwife and Mother’s Day, this month has been a great time to celebrate women worldwide who risk their lives becoming mothers and those who work hard to save these lives.As always, thank you for your support of the NASG – a first-aid device for reducing deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth.



Every Mother Counts  – by Christy Turlington Burns

Auction items 

Released – new website by honorary chair, model turned activist, Christy Turlington Burns, which aims to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality.
Click here to watch a trailer of Christy’s new documentary about maternal mortality

Safe Motherhood Soiree Success!  

Shona stone sculpture

We were thrilled with the success of our Safe Motherhood Soiree this month. We had an amazing turn-out at art gallery 111 Minna in San Francisco on May 5th.

With online donations in the run up to Mother’s Day, ticket sales, and money raised from the silent auction, we raised approximately $13,000!

Thank you to all of you who donated and/or attended our event and a special thank you to those who donated items for the auction, and those who gave their time in making the event a huge success.

To buy Shona sculpture, further supporting our work, contact
To donate click here. We will send a card to the person you honor with a gift to the Safe Motherhood Program.