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Photo of the Day: Protecting Mothers of the Next Generation

January 22, 2013

Nineteen year-old Maheshwori Devi Bishwokarma is pregnant with her second child. Despite being three days past due, Maheshwori continues to work herding goats, scratching out a living in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. Her husband, who lives and works in neighboring India, comes home once a year.

Every day, 1500 women die while giving birth to a new life. Every year, over a quarter of a million women die from a cancer that can be prevented by vaccines. Most of these women live in the poorest countries of the world. (Doti District, Nepal, 2009)

100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

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