About the Project

The Atlas of Birth is a clear accessible web-based guide to the global picture of maternal and newborn health, told with maps, graphics and stories from many countries. Knowledge drives change, and change is needed as never before to end the needless deaths of women around the world during pregnancy and birth.

Maternal and newborn health statistics have improved around the world - but international targets have not been met - while aspirations for other development targets have raced ahead. The new website is part of a worldwide effort to ensure that this agenda is not lost, and that women and childrens' lives still matter.

The project was originally a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the White Ribbon Alliance. The newly vamped site, with updated statistics and subnational maps, allowing comparison of regions and provinces within 8 countries, has been funded through an ESRC Impact Acceleration award and in partnership with the WorldPop project and Mamaye Evidence for Action Programme.