In graduate school, I studied the less-developed countries in Africa, particularly the intersection of health, education and poverty. Though I don't write about them on this blog very often, these issues are what I am most passionate about.
If you'd like to learn more about maternal and infant mortality, I strongly recommend you watch Oprah today. They are talking about a lot of these issues in a very understandable, non-academic way.
I know that if you learn more about these issues, you'll be as passionate about them as I am.