June 16, 2016
The World Health Organization reports that nearly a quarter of all deaths in the world -- about 12.6 million people a year -- are caused by environmental problems such as poor sanitation and air pollution. These preventable and unnecessary deaths could be eliminated by global action to redirect resources to improve health and save lives.
May 26, 2016
Obstetric fistula is a devastating condition that happens when a woman is in labor for too long, and pressure from her baby's head tears a hole in the vagina, causing her to leak urine or feces constantly. Maybe she's too young to deliver, her body is too small, her pelvis is not yet fully formed. Maybe she has diabetes, a malformed pelvis, or other problems that don't allow a normal, healthy delivery.
May 5, 2016
Being a mother can be difficult, especially when your options are limited by poverty and little access to health care. Sadly, mothers worldwide confront these obstacles daily. Hesperian is committed to helping women keep their families and themselves healthier by empowering them with practical, easy-to-understand and lifesaving health information.