USAID recently published this infographic from their work through the "Deliver Project". Their research and program development work adopts a variety of approaches to help people in low and middle-income countries have planned pregnancies.
What happens when mothers survive childbirth and can space their pregnancies appropriately?
* Children are more likely to live to adulthood and create a sustainable workforce.
* Children are more likely to go to school, develop literacy and numeracy skills, and become contributing members to society and economic development.
* Children are less likely to grow up with one parent or become orphans because their mothers survive child birth.
What's more amazing is we know how to solve these problems. We have the science and the technology available. The research-based has captured what we need to do to create behavior change that promotes mother and child survival.
Yes, it is complicated and each effort needs to be country specific, but it is POSSIBLE. That's a remarkable thing.