Black Maternal Health APPG

First Registered: 25/08/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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As highlighted in the Dispatches documentary 'The Black Maternity Scandal', Black women are four times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth. The APPG aims to raise awareness of the issue of racial disparities within maternal healthcare and offer solutions to end this.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Black Maternal Health

1. Black maternal health
12/04/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: existing racial inequalities in maternal health; notes with great sadness that Black women in the UK are four

2. Supporting public health: children, young people and families
08/12/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Reducing the inequality of outcomes for women from Black, Asian and M inority E thnic (BAME) communities

3. Newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP) operational guidance
06/11/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: history outside the thick black line and parents and siblings inside the thick black line. Both f amily

4. Supporting public health: children, young people and families
08/12/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Early years high impact a rea 2: Maternal mental health . Health visitors leading the Healthy Child

5. Childhood obesity plan for action chapter 2: equality assessment
27/09/2018 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: action - Chapter 2 Author: Global and Public Health Group/ Obesity Branch/Childhood Obesity Team/10800

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Recent Speeches related to Black Maternal Health

1. Black Maternal Health Week
14/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered Black Maternal Health Week.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Black Maternal Healthcare and Mortality
19/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: [Relevant documents: Oral evidence taken before the Health and Social Care Committee on 15 December 2020, - Speech Link
2: has considered e-petition 301079, relating to Black maternal healthcare and mortality.It is an honour to - Speech Link

3. Reducing Baby Loss
20/07/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: important target. The ambition also includes halving maternal deaths and brain injuries in babies that occur - Speech Link

4. Black History Month
21/10/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: debate and ensuring that we can once again debate Black History Month during the month of October.Last year - Speech Link

5. Pre-eclampsia
09/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: Globally, pre-eclampsia accounts for 14% of all maternal deaths, killing 40,000 women every year. Five - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Black Maternal Health
1. Maternal Mortality
asked by: Rachael Maskell
... how many (a) caucasian and (b) non-caucasian women died (i) during pregnancy and (ii) in childbirth in each of the last three years.

2. Maternal Mortality
asked by: Lord Bishop of London
... led by Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE; and what action will be taken as a result of this report.

3. Maternal Mortality
asked by: Ruth Jones
... (b) mixed race women are twice as likely and (c) black women are five times as likely to die during or up to six weeks after pregnancy than white women.

4. Black Curriculum
asked by: Harriet Harman
... if he will implement the recommendations of the Black Curriculum.

5. Black Curriculum
asked by: Virendra Sharma
... how many requests he has received to meet with the The Black Curriculum; and what plans he has to meet with that organisation.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 25th August 2021
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 25th August 2021
70 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6695.


Public Enquiry Point:

Five X More Black Maternal Health Campaign


No benefits in kind are on record for the Black Maternal Health APPG

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