Will Sherratt | Spectrum News

AUSTIN, Texas — Maternal mortality rates are far too high here at home.

“It is a persistent problem in Texas and across the United States,” says Parth Gupta, a University of Texas at Austin junior.

  • Texas has high rate of maternal mortality
  • UT students looking for solution
  • Will share data with institutions

The Lonestar State saw over 34 deaths per 100,000 live births last year, one of the highest rates in the country. Armed with that knowledge, four UT students are traveling across the globe to try and help find a solution.

“We are taking something that is really big and we are trying, like Parth said, to do a little bit of good,” adds Lyndsey Wang.

The quartet is heading to the country of Georgia this summer, courtesy of the President’s Award for Global Learning.