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April 11, 2024, City Council Regular Meeting
8. An Appearance by Representatives of Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to Receive a Proclamation Declaring April 11, 2024 as “AKA Black Maternal Health Day” in Savannah, GA.
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Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year from April 11-17 to bring attention and action in improving Black maternal health outcomes. For a second year in February 2024, the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. have advocated for Black maternal health,and amplified their efforts to engage, educate, bring attention, and action to this issue at the Georgia State Capitol. Black women in America are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.


Since its founding in 1908, this organization has demonstrated its commitment to the betterment of our community and service to all mankind. The Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter believes that we must work together as a community to expand and diversify the maternal health workforce, hire and train diverse and culturally competent physicians, certified nurse midwives, doulas,and community health workers to support women during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum care. In September, 2023, Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter collaborated with the City of Savannah's Spotlight program to screen the maternal health documentary "Aftershock" at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center.



Van R. Johnson II, Mayor, Office of the Mayor
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