Working Party on International Safe Motherhood & Reproductive Health
The Working Party on International Safe Motherhood & Reproductive Health (ISM&RH) focuses on women’s health in low income countries and Non Western immigrants in the Netherlands.
Why this workingparty?
Mothers deserve a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby!
Globally, around 800 women die per day due to pregnancy and delivery related problems. The WHO announced a decrease of 44% of maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015, but that means still 330.000 women die every year due to pregnancy or childbirth (216 deaths per 100.000 live births). The sustainable development goals (SDG) aim for less than 70 maternal deaths per 100.000 live births by 2030. The majority (99%) of these deaths still occur in low income countries and most deaths are preventable. Read more.
The members of the workingparty ISM&RH are (former) doctors International Healthcare and Tropical Medicine and (resident) gynaecologists. Together, they form an accessible, walking library of knowledge and experience. The workingparty ISM&RH a part of the Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NVOG) and the Dutch Society of Tropical Medicin and International Healthcare (NVTG) .