News on Maternal health

2 Avril 2008
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NEW YORK – Four years after a film producer first read about obstetric fistula, a documentary portraying the lives of its survivors is drawing wide audiences and winning major awards.  The film, “A Walk to Beautiful”,... Lire plus
22 Mai 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Living with obstetric fistula is a life full of stigma,” said 32-year-old Sarah Omega of Kenya at a press conference on Capitol Hill this week. She suffered from this debilitating injury of... Lire plus
13 Mai 2008
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THIÈS, Senegal – It is considered bad luck in parts of Senegal to say precisely how many people live in a household. Counting aloud, it is believed, might invite misfortune to a member of the family. Here in Thiès,... Lire plus
2 Mai 2008
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA – When Athaliah Bagoi was only ten years old she thought her mother was going to die.“My mother delivered my third brother, and she started bleeding two weeks after delivery. She was nearly dead,” Bagoi... Lire plus
14 Avril 2008
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PETÉN, Guatemala — On a late afternoon last fall, Marcelino Coc was cycling anxiously on a dirt road in Guatemala’s Petén province. He was trying to find someone who could help bring his wife, Maria (25), to the... Lire plus
27 Mars 2008
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Nester MoyoOriginally from Zimbabwe and now Senior Midwifery Adviser, International Confederation of Midwives, The Hague Midwifery is practiced where the women are. That means that you will find midwives in areas that... Lire plus
20 Mai 2008
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New York – In Afghanistan, where fertility and maternal death rates are among the highest in the world, restricted access to certain conflict areas makes it nearly impossible to deliver contraceptives to woman who would... Lire plus
8 Mai 2008
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NEW YORK – Some 250 million years ago, all of the earth’s land mass formed one supercontinent, Pangea. On May 10, organizers of Pangea Day, aim to restore connections between far-flung places through the power of story... Lire plus
11 Octobre 2007
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KATSINA STATE, Nigeria — Dr. David Nsimma works quickly. His patient, Maryama Aliyu, is bleeding internally and slipping into shock. Pregnancy-related injuries are causing blood to seep away from her vital organs and... Lire plus
27 Septembre 2007
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Women leaders of the United Nations welcomed today’s launch of a global campaign to eliminate maternal and child deaths around the world. Called Deliver Now for Women + Children, the effort... Lire plus

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