25 March 2010
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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... Read more
10 May 2010
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BEIRUT—The southern Lebanese village of Yarine had a special reason to celebrate recently. Its men and women, young and old, joined those of the surrounding villages at the local schoolyard in early spring for a... Read more
31 May 2010
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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... Read more
20 April 2010
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Many organizations are working to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa. But the organization that has been most successful in this, Senegal's Tostan, was not originally focused on this particular... Read more
19 March 2010
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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... Read more
28 April 2010
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HILL COUNTRY, Sri Lanka — In mid-April as the sun moves directly overhead and the harvest comes to an end, Sri Lankans celebrate their New Year, one of the most important times in the cultural calendar. The occasion... Read more
9 April 2010
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NEW YORK – The combination of extremely low birth rates, migration losses and moderate mortality is leading to both rapid population decline and ageing in many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Because this... Read more
11 May 2010
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NEW DELHI, India — The last (2001) census in India flagged a disturbing trend. According to the census, only 927 girls were born for every 1000 boys. Because the natural ratio favours more female than male births,... Read more
28 February 2010
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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... Read more
27 April 2010
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — When a mother dies in childbirth in Sierra Leone, which happens way too frequently,  the news spreads only in whispers: "The calabash broke." A woman, tradition says, is like a treasured... Read more

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