On March 8, 2010, International Women's Day celebrates its 99th anniversary. International Women's Day is a time to increase awareness and take action on issues that confront women around the world every day. This International Women's Day-inspired web feature maps some of JSI's projects that improve women's health and the attendant systems, from contraceptive logistics to gender approaches to HIV. To view a more detailed map of the work we do in the US, click the blue dot.
Women in the world's least-developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than are women in developed countries. Without access to family planning, women and girls have little control over when and how many times they get pregnant. Many of those unplanned pregnancies end in unsafe abortions.
Access to skilled health providers and emergency obstetric care can help prevent up to 75% of maternal deaths. JSI and its partners work to strengthen systems, improve quality of services, and help women improve their own health-seeking behavior. This interactive map shows the countries where we work and describes what we do to help make women safer and healthier.