Paolo Patruno

Photographer/Filmmaker
  
The American Dream
Location: Bologna
Nationality: Italian
Biography: I am a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker. I traveled throughout Africa over the past ten years, documenting global topics, including health care, education, human rights, gender issues, sustainable development. Since 2011 I’m... read on
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The American Dream
Credits: paolo patruno
Updated: 09/13/16
Location: Orlando Florida
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USA. the AMERICAN dream - Orlando, Florida. 2015

For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. More than two women die every day in the US from pregnancy-related causes. And while the vast majority of countries have reduced their maternal mortality ratios, for the past 25 years the numbers of women lost during pregnancy, birth or postpartum have increased dramatically in the US.

African-American women in the US are at especially high risk; they are nearly 4 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications compared to European American. 
Women of color are less likely to go into pregnancy in good health because of a lack of access to primary health care services. They are also less likely to have access to adequate maternal health care services. Black women are by far the largest demographic to suffer these outcomes, it has been this way for decades and yet they are seldom able to make their voices heard. 

 

Special thanks for sharing their stories:

  • Alexis A
  • Alexis J.
  • April
  • Jennie
  • Joanne
  • Julieta
  • K. April
  • Lonicia
  • Miracle

Very special thank to Jennie Joseph.

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By Paolo Patruno — SOLAR SISTER - Kampala, Uganda. Solar Sister is an award winning social enterprise supporting women..
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RC

By Paolo Patruno — Ricerca e Cooperazione - Blantyre, Malawi. Chipalamba Toto Project This initiative aims at fighting..
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By Paolo Patruno — SEVA CANADA - Blantyre, Malawi. Lions Sight First Eye Hospital Seva is a charity organization working..
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Play Soccer

By Paolo Patruno — PLAY SOCCER - Blantyre, Malawi.
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By Paolo Patruno — FEDOMA  - Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi Lilongwe, Malawi. In Malawi, people..
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By Paolo Patruno / Cameroon, Africa — SEPARATED at BIRTH - Cameroon. 2014 "I can’t really forget that day, a lady from the social service came in..
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