News on Maternal health

27 April 2010
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CARMMA Theme Song Composed by Sierra Leone Women Artists NEW YORK — Beginning today, all medical treatment and medicines for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under 5 will be provided free of charge in... Read more
9 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D. C. — Throughout the Women Deliver conference, and the Symposium on Strengthening Midwifery that preceded it, the critical importance of midwives to meeting the safe motherhood challenge was emphasized.... Read more
8 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- In a joint initiative between UNFPA and the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe motherhood, stories from 60 communities and nearly 30 communities have been collected for Stories of Mothers Saved. The... Read more
30 June 2010
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NEW YORK — Being 15 years old – no longer a child but not quite an adult – is a challenge for girls everywhere. It’s a time when one’s body, emotions and capabilities are in flux, and when new tensions and demands often... Read more
10 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — When the Women Deliver II conference concluded this week, it had succeeded in bringing unprecedented attention to some of UNFPA’s most fundamental issues, including maternal and newborn health, family... Read more
9 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D. C. — UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya A. Obaid was presented an award for a lifetime of delivering for women at the close of an intense, three-day show of support for the women of the world. The award was... Read more
7 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some 200 midwives, policymakers, UN agencies and other donors came together last weekend to galvanize support for strengthening midwifery services and increasing the number of midwives in developing... Read more
22 July 2010
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ENTEBBE, Uganda — They are huddled together in a group in the midst of an animated discussion to which each has something to contribute. Eager to make her point is Barbara Kyomugisha. At just 24 years old, Barbara is a... Read more
4 June 2010
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KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka — Ramesha, a schoolteacher, waits patiently for a prenatal exam at a mobile clinic in this former battle zone. After being displaced 13 times in two years, she has finally returned home. She has... Read more
25 June 2010
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NEW YORK — Some 300,000 persons have been displaced within Kyrgyzstan while as many as 100,000 took refuge in Uzbekistan and are now returning home, where the situation remains uncertain. An emerging concern among... Read more

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