News on Maternal health

3 Août 2009
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KAPILVASTU DISTRICT, Nepal — Thanks to a recent hysterectomy, Dhana Kala Rokka Magar feels like a new person. At age 60, she has become a passionate health advocate, in the hopes that others will not suffer as much as... Lire plus
5 Mars 2004
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MANIKGANJ, Bangladesh—This bustling farming community, 70 kilometres south of Dhaka, is a town of narrow dirt lanes, clogged with humanity and every conceivable form of transport, from rickshaws and bullock carts to... Lire plus
5 Février 2004
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GOUDIRY, Senegal — It’s a long way — 70 kilometres along a hot and dusty dirt road — from the village of Goudiry to the regional hospital in Tambacoumba. For many of the women who tried to get there in the throes of... Lire plus
7 Décembre 2004
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—The 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) underscored the importance of families as “central to human societies.” The family is the “basic unit that reproduces... Lire plus
18 Août 2004
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KIBUYE, Rwanda — The network of Rwandan parliamentarians this week outlined a bold four-point advocacy programme to reduce maternal deaths by 40 per cent by increasing the nation’s low contraceptive prevalence rate of 4... Lire plus
14 Juillet 2009
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  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Across most of sub-Saharan Africa, there are fewer than five doctors for every 100,000 people. Each year 20,000 health professionals leave their posts to pursue jobs in urban areas outside... Lire plus
23 Septembre 2004
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Betty Cheboi sits uneasily on a small wooden bench in her ramshackle shop perched on the edge of a jagged ravine in the remote hill community of Kapchorwa, near Mt. Elgon in western Uganda. A tiny woman, Betty is... Lire plus
17 Juin 2009
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GENEVA—The Human Rights Council today adopted the resolution on ‘Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights’. With this resolution, over 70 UN Member States acknowledge that the issue of maternal... Lire plus
3 Juin 2009
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New York — Every minute, a woman dies in the developing world as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. For years, the tragic deaths of 500,000 mothers each year has been more or less invisible. The dead women are... Lire plus
16 Juin 2009
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The devastation of obstetric fistula affects some 2 million women across the developing world, with approximately 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occurring every year. UNFPA’s Campaign to End Fistula aims to eliminate this... Lire plus

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