$25M gift to U-M will help Third World moms, babies

Thursday, October 9, 2014

An anonymous donor has given the University of Michigan $25 million to bring reproductive health medicine to remote areas in Africa.

With the funds, a new center at U-M’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will create a center for reproductive health training, which in turn will boost the number of health providers who will serve those areas, in particularly women whose families are poor.

Reproductive health issues are a leading cause death and poor health outcomes for women of childbearing age around the world. Women in developing countries suffer disproportionately from unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections and death in childbirth.

Source: Detroit Free Press (link opens in a new window)

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