Issues in Reproductive Health, UN.Org: A Human Rights Dimension

The Theme for World Health Day in 1998 was: “Pregnancy is Special; Let’s Make it Safe,” by Dr. Mahmoud Fathalla

“When the World Health Assembly adopted this theme, it was setting a principle in health policy. Pregnancy is not a disease. Pregnancy is special. Pregnancy, a woman’s privilege, is the means for the survival of the species. Women have a right to safe motherhood when they risk their life and health in order to give us life. Pregnancy should not compete for resources with disease conditions. Pregnancy is special."