White Ribbon NL calls attention to Safe Motherhood by sounding gong
On March 8, White Ribbon NL organizes her yearly Dinner for Safe Motherhood. Chairman Myrte de Geus sounds the gong to mark this occasion.
Every day, 800 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Nearly all of these maternal deaths are preventable with good medical care. White Ribbon NL is an advocacy organisation of volunteers that aspires to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all women. This year, White Ribbon NL has joined forces with African health organisation AMREF Flying Doctors. The white ribbon is the international symbol for Safe Motherhood.