New York, NY, July 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) While it’s no
laughing matter, Save A Mother and Comedian Anish Shah, announce a
Comedy Tour to raise $100,000 in support of their maternal mortality
reduction program. Save A Mother is a nonprofit organization that
provides an aggressive health literacy program that trains volunteer
village health activists to educate, empower and connect pregnant women
to public health systems in India.
“Maternal mortality rates in India are possibly the highest in the
world after Africa. The number of women we lose due to pregnancy related
issue in one week in India is more then all of Europe in one year",
said philanthropist and actress Shabana Azmi, a longtime supporter of Save a Mother.
Social Activist and Actor, Anupam Kher, supporter of Save A
Mother, chimed in, “Every year women die in India while giving birth;
it’s ironic while they give birth to a new life, their own life
finishes. By helping Save a Mother, you are helping mothers that are
finishing their life at a very young age.”