News on Maternal health

20 Janvier 2010
News
PORT-AU-PRINCE --- The Champs de Mars in downtown Port-au-Prince used to be a stately plaza and a worthy setting for Haiti’s Presidential Palace. After the 12 January earthquake, the square has become a temporary camp... Lire plus
23 Juillet 2010
News
It is no secret that in Africa, complications during pregnancy and childbirth are one of the leading causes of death for women of childbearing age. An unacceptable number of women die in pregnancy and childbirth each... Lire plus
16 Août 2010
News
GABU, Guinea Bissau – One of the first people to greet Catarina Furtado here was an infant named in her honour. Baby Catarina was the first infant delivered by Caesarean section at the surgical unit that Ms. Furtado, a... Lire plus
25 Janvier 2010
News
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Women continue to give birth amid the chaos and devastation left by the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January. Hungry and homeless, traumatized by the scale of death around them, they writhe... Lire plus
26 Juillet 2010
News
KAMPALA, Uganda — The 15th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government opened this morning with a call from leaders to develop the drivers of economic growth so that in turn can... Lire plus
27 Janvier 2010
In the News
Even before the earthquake, Haiti had the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western hemisphere. Now with the shattered healthcare system, the risks are even higher. Among the 3 million people affected by the... Lire plus
4 Février 2010
News
UNFPA is providing medical kits to thousands of expectant mothers in Haiti in case they cannot get medical attention in time and give birth at home or on the streets where they are living after last month’s earthquake.... Lire plus
18 Janvier 2010
News
PORT-AU-PRINCE—Six days after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, hospitals in the capital, Port-au-Prince, are flooded with victims, many of them with crushed limbs or fractured bones. But another kind of... Lire plus
28 Février 2010
News
Reducing maternal mortality is a complex undertaking, and the Northern mountains of Viet Nam, where communities of ethnic minorities live in remote villages, pose particular problems. Maternal mortality ratio in this... Lire plus
9 Août 2010
In the News
MUSANZE, Rwanda — The Rwandan government is giving out hundreds of cell phones in an attempt to save pregnant women and babies. Nearly 500 volunteer community health care workers in the rural district of Musanze have... Lire plus

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