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National Health Philanthropy Calls for Government Action to Address Maternal Health in U.S.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a national health philanthropy, is calling for action to address maternal health in the U.S. Dr. Monique Shaw is a senior program officer at the organization.

The situation is even worse for women of color, particularly black women.

Dr. Shaw says the situation is not necessarily a lack of resources, but more a failure to adequately and equitably allocate resources.

She says southern states like Georgia and those in the Midwest tend to do worse than others.