It’s Mother’s Day! A day to show gestures of gratitude and appreciation for the influence mothers have in our lives and society in general. The spirit of Mother’s Day is the same all around the world: to pay tribute for raising their children, which mothers often have to do under the most difficult of circumstances.Celebrating Mother’s DayIt cannot be adequately put into words how many women and mothers show extraordinary strength and resilience every single day of their lives to provide for and protect their families. Earning a living, making sure there is food on the table as well as protecting and raising their children. These are crucial things that they have to do often when there is lack of safety, food or shelter.Women form the backbone of the development of our societies. Bearing this in mind, it is discouraging that there is still a large number of mothers across the world, whose health is not protected when they need it most.Slowly, but surely, there has been made progress in reducing maternal mortality. Globally, between 2000 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio dropped from 341 to 216 deaths per 100,000 live births. Though this still means approximately 300,000 women died from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth as recent as two years ago. There is still hope for improvement on measures put in place to reduce that number.