For every 100,000 live births in India, 540 women die and dozens more experience chronic or even life-threatening conditions as a result of poor health care during pregnancy. IWHC supports the recently established CommonHealth, also know as the Coalition for Maternal-Neonatal Health and Safe Abortion to broaden advocacy for women and children's health in India, including their access to sexual and reproductive health services.
CommonHealth's work at the state level-where most health policy decisions are made-to raise awareness of unsafe abortion and maternal and neonatal health challenges, and to ensure implementation of good policies, develop new policies, and revise current policies, make it unique among Indian organizations. CommonHealth also strives to develop emerging leadership in the field by pairing experienced professionals as informal mentors with coalition members who are up-and-coming leaders.
Learn more about CommonHealth on their website.