September 16, 2019
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 In Improving Maternal Health

Country: Poland
Delegate Name: Jonah Mechtenberg-Berrigan

Maternal health is a very large issue around the world, especially in lower income countries and developing areas. Maternal health is defined as the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Over 800 women die each day from maternal-health related issues. Poland has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world, at 2 deaths per 100,000 births. They have more rights surrounding childbirth as well. Poland wishes to set an example for other countries around the world with higher maternal mortality, and is willing to provide funds to help decrease maternal mortality.
According to the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, Poland has taken action to “select the place and mode of delivery, to decide the companions in delivery room, and to be with her child after 2 h of birth”. Poland also forbids almost all abortions after a law placed in 2021. However, Poland also has contributed funds to the Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund.
Poland is in favor of increasing maternal health in less developed countries, and will contribute resources to do so. It believes the UN should allow more universal rights around childbirth, and Poland would like to encourage other countries to have universal healthcare. It also would like to encourage a limit on abortions. Poland will likely ally itself with other members of the European Union, as well as any other countries with beliefs similar to Poland.

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