Valery Ridde is an advisor to EvidenceNetwork.ca, an associate professor of global health in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and the Research Institute of the University of Montreal School of Public Health (IRSPUM). His research interests are centred around evaluation, global health, healthcare and community-based intervention (www.equitesante.org). He holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded Research Chair in Applied Public Health.
Every day approximately 830 mothers around the world die due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. Most of these are preventable deaths. That's why improving childbirth outcomes was a critical issue at the recent G7 Health Ministers meeting attended by Canada.
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