Our Mission


Saving Mothers is a 501©3 organization (EIN 26-3905821) dedicated to eradicating preventable maternal deaths and birth-related complications in developing countries. It is our firm belief that the vast majority of these deaths are due to lack of access to basic reproductive care, and that this lack of access is a human rights violation on a grand scale.  At Saving Mothers, we believe that all women are entitled to quality reproductive care, and that their lives - and their children's lives - depend on this. Founded and run by medical professionals, our approach to this issue centers on educating and empowering women so they can become active participants in decision-making regarding their sexual and reproductive health. We also train local healthcare providers to ensure that women in low-resource areas have access to the quality of care they deserve. 

Meet Our President Dr Taraneh Shirazian

Maternal health by the numbers: 


one   woman dies every 90 seconds due to pregnancy and childbirth-related complications -- the equivalent of three jumbo jets full of women crashing every day.
343,000   women die in the process of becoming mothers every year, making maternal mortality a major human rights violation.
99%   of maternal deaths occur in the developing world. 
10   is the number of times more likely it is for an orphaned newborn to die in their first two years of life.
30   women experience childbirth-related injury or infection for every one woman who dies in the process.
90%   of women in developing countries deliver their babies outside of a hospital setting
60%    deliver without the aid of a midwife or health professional, relying instead on untrained family and friends.
75%   of neonatal deaths around the globe are completely preventable through low-tech and low-cost solutions