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Maternal Mortality
“Maternal Mortality Should Be a ‘Never’ Event”

The appalling rate of maternal death in the United States and its disproportionate impact on women of color is once again making headlines – a woman dies every 12 hours from pregnancy-related complications and two-thirds of those deaths are preventable. As the third leading cause of maternal death, maternal sepsis is very much part of this story. At END SEPSIS, we are working on a major campaign to combat the tragedy of maternal sepsis with a special focus on women of color. We are glad to be part of the solution to this crisis.  We agree with Alex Azar, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: Maternal mortality should be a ‘never’ event.


Black mothers are twice as likely to die in childbirth. Now, there’s a government plan to combat maternal mortality.

“Maternal mortality should be a ‘never’ event,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said.