News on Maternal health

18 June 2011
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EXETER, England — Over a four-day weekend in April, an assorted mix of creative professionals and technology experts came together in a small room at the University of Exeter to build new web-based tools to highlight... Read more
20 June 2011
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Tweet DURBAN, South Africa – More midwives are needed worldwide, and adequate numbers of midwives could save 3.6 million lives a year. These are some of the conclusions put forward in the State of the World’s Midwifery... Read more
25 May 2011
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin visited Nigeria this week to promote ‘Every Woman, Every Child’, a global campaign for women’s and children’s health. The mission included... Read more
20 June 2011
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  "I became a midwife because I knew too many women were dying during pregnancy,” explains Huma Awar Sumadi, a midwife in Khaspak, Afghanistan. Huma’s is one of many voices that make up a new multimedia exhibition... Read more
27 May 2011
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Tweet BEN GUERDEN, Tunisia —Tensions are rising near the Tunisian-Libyan border in the Choucha camp, which serves as a temporry home for more than 3,500 refugees from a third country.  Some are in transit waiting to... Read more
22 June 2011
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Tweet DUSHANBE, Tajikistan— Tajikistan’s maternal mortality ratio is among the highest of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Fifteen per cent of women giving birth in Tajikistan do so without a midwife or... Read more
10 June 2011
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Donors, representing both governments and the private sector, today joined UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin and staff to review major achievements made possible by the Maternal... Read more
17 June 2011
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TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Nestling against his mother's breast, the infant, barely two hours old, looked happy and contented. His mother, Ziyoda Karimova, was happy and contented as well. "This is my third child," she said... Read more
23 May 2011
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Tweet DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Across Africa, cell phones are rapidly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From an isolated rural village, a business owner can make a bank deposit through her phone; a farmer... Read more
20 April 2011
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BANDE, Niger — In the shady village square, forty men aged between 25 and 50 years gathered around their spokesperson. “For four years, we have been criss-crossing the villages night and day to promote family planning,... Read more

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