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A reporter's quest to find those working to end the maternal mortality crisis takes her to California. Here's what she learned along the way.
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The US has the highest maternal death rate of any developed nation. California is trying to do something about that.
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The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has donated mama kits to Luwero and Nakaseke district groups of persons living with HIV. They contain basic materials to facilitate clean and safe delivery and reduce the risk of infection to the mother and her new-born baby.

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When I first began researching the issue of black maternal mortality, I was shocked to learn the high death rates among Black women dying from pregnancy-related complications across the U.S. In California, Black women are dying at four times the rate of White women from pregnancy-related causes.

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Insurers consolidate, the HPV vaccine is working, new evidence on groundwater contamination from fracking and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Public health officials are increasingly concerned about the rising numbers of women entering pregnancy overweight or obese. Get context and ideas for covering this story in your community. 

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Radio reporter and freelance writer Nathanael Johnson followed his fascinating story on maternal mortality for California Watch with a piece about a few of the families left behind when women died from pregnancy-related causes.

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Nathanael Johnson, a Bay Area radio reporter and freelance writer, has made a nice career examining the many ways Americans go overboard – from the food that we eat to the health treatments that we seek. He has written about the Orwellian world of pork farming and the radical raw milk movement for Harper's magazine.

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