News on Maternal health

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
24 Juin 2009
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  KATINE, Uganda — On a recent trip to Katine, in north-east Uganda, I witnessed the death of a woman who haemorrhaged after giving birth. Reducing the death toll from childbirth in developing countries is a huge task,... Lire plus
16 Juin 2009
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 UNITED NATIONS — In his opening address to his Forum on Advancing Global Health in the Face of Crisis, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called attention to the links between health and all of the Millennium Development... 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
22 Avril 2009
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  LOS ANGELES -The African First Ladies Health Summit concluded with a commitment by these influential women to use their positions to improve maternal health, stop the AIDS epidemic and promote girls’ education. The... Lire plus
11 Mai 2009
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HUNG YEN PROVINCE, Viet Nam - The interview proceeded with typical formality and courtesy: - My name is Ngo Quang Khai and I would like to interview you in order to get information for the 2009 Census. - Please, come in... Lire plus
20 Janvier 2005
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    GALLE, Sri Lanka—Dr. Samarasinghe was in the middle of a Caesarean section when the first of three massive waves slammed into the Maternity Hospital in the south coast city of Galle. The electricity was knocked out... Lire plus
13 Mars 2009
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GENEVA - In a joint statement delivered to the Human Rights Council, 83 countries reaffirmed their commitment to addressing maternal mortality as a human rights issue. They called on the Council to take action to... Lire plus
3 Mai 2009
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POCOATA, Bolivia — Bolivia has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the hemisphere, after Guyana and Haiti. The consequences have been devastating, particularly for some of the most vulnerable people in Bolivia... Lire plus

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