News on Sexual & reproductive health

31 Mai 2010
LIMA, Peru  — “At first, I did not understand why I was invited to this meeting. What do I have to do with maternal mortality?” said Josefina Duarte, a business leader from Paraguay. “Now I see the purpose: to engage... Lire plus
25 Mars 2010
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Three out of five women giving birth in South Asia do so without a midwife or other skilled birth attendant on hand, a major reason some 44 per cent of maternal deaths worldwide occur in the... Lire plus
7 Mai 2010
This year, the month of June will be a time of celebration in Egypt. Parties will be thrown for young girls who have reached the age of 13 with their sexual organs uncut, having escaped the age-old practice of female... Lire plus
18 Mars 2010
In the News
GENEVA — MaximsNews Network reports that representatives of eight global health agencies gathered at the GAVI Alliance headquarters in Geneva, in January, and issued an important report in PLoS Medicine that calls for a... Lire plus
28 Février 2010
UNITED NATIONS — Seeking to galvanize commitment and action, drive effective implementation, and ensure accountability for results, the UN Secretary-General, with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the... Lire plus
6 Mai 2010
NEW YORK—May 9th, which also falls on Mother’s Day in the United States this year, marks the 50th anniversary of the approval of oral contraceptive pills in the US. The Pill, as the contraceptive became widely known it... Lire plus
20 Avril 2010
RWAMAGANA, Rwanda — The health centre just on the outskirts of town seems to be a community hub: Near the main clinic men, women and children sit around the perimeter of a courtyard waiting to be seen by a health worker... Lire plus
12 Avril 2010
UNITED NATIONS — Ms. Purnima Mane, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme), this morning delivered an opening statement at the 43rd Session of Commission on Population and Development, whose theme is health,... Lire plus
26 Mai 2010
The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit that sponsors and produces award-winning international journalism, has launched a new interactive site focused on maternal mortality issues, Dying for Life. This... Lire plus
19 Mars 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Every day for the past week, Emanuel Eliacin has led an operation that seems like Mission Impossible: Select a thousand 11- to 16-year-olds from camps for the displaced population, put them on 20 buses... Lire plus