A global initiative called the UN Commission on Lifesaving Commodities is a list of 13 simple medicines and technologies that could save the lives of millions of women and children. Photo: PATH/Evelyn Hockstein.
Vivian Badu holds four-year-old Nicolas, who was born shortly before his mother—Vivian’s sister—died of excessive bleeding after childbirth. Despite no reliable source of income, Vivian cares for her own three children as well as her sister’s six children. With the help of maternal health supplies, Vivian, currently three months pregnant, hopes that she will not suffer the same fate as her sister. Photo: PATH/Evelyn Hockstein.