Safe Motherhood Week 2016 represents another success story for our program.
We are grateful for all the new incredible organisations and ambassadors who joined our awareness campaign this year, including Doctors of the World Greece, Microsoft Global Health, Women Deliver, Maternity Foundation and Women’s Association for Birth Rights in Hungary. Several satellite events were organised in more than 10 countries this year to mark the week, through our partners in MSD for Mothers.
Online engagement with our campaign doubled in comparison to last year, and our website traffic has multiplied, growing up to almost 30, 000 visits during the campaign in September. Several op eds signed by our esteemed Luminaries were published in both policy and mainstream media (such as Euractiv, Devex, The Guardian) as our message “Motherhood shapes our future. We all have the power to make it safe” travelled further than ever. Browse through our series of interviews with maternal champions on the blog!
Several new outstanding Luminaries (maternal health champions) have joined the campaign this year, including Dr Nikitas Kanakis from Doctors of the World Greece, Ms. Elena Bonfiglioli Director for Microsoft Health, Dr Katja Iversen, CEO Women Deliver, D. Petra de Sutter and D. France Donnay. Meet all 2016 Luminaries here: http://safemotherhoodweek.org/luminaries/.
Find out more about what Safe Motherhood Week stands for here.