Lila Downs - singer-songwriter and actress

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Mexican-American singer-songwriter, actress and six-time Grammy award winner Lila Downs joined PAHO to raise awareness about maternal mortality in the Americas. The activist's campaign, #ZeroMaternalDeaths sought to mobilize the region to reduce postpartum hemorrhaging, which is one of the principal causes of maternal mortality in the world.


Maternal Deaths From Hemorrhage

Today and every day in the Americas, 16 women will die because of complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, and postpartum hemorrhage, or bleeding, is one of the main causes,”

 Lila Downs