Physicians join lawmakers in support of bill to lower maternal mortality rates

Synopsis: Sarosh Rana, MD, chief of maternal-fetal medicine, and John M. Cunningham, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief at Comer Children’s Hospital joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Illinois) to announce the reintroduction of legislation to help lower America’s rising maternal and infant mortality rates as well as reduce racial disparities in health outcomes

Sarosh Rana, MD and John M. Cunningham, MD spoke at a March 18 news conference to discuss the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act. The measure, which will be formally introduced by Kelly and Durbin in the House and Senate next week, aims to improve care women receive before, during and after pregnancy.

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology