News on Maternal health

13 January 2011
News
The health of women and their newborns took centre stage in global development discussions in 2010, when the United Nations Secretary?General launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. While the... Read more
18 November 2010
In the News
Asha Makocho steps out from the gloom of her small one-roomed apartment into the Tanzanian sunlight. She holds a turquoise and yellow shawl, its vivid colours contrasting against her otherwise dark clothing. For two... Read more
17 September 2010
News
NEW YORK — Artists and activists are lending their voices to the global chorus to improve maternal health through a new interactive website and online community. The new initiative, MDGFive.com, which was launched in... Read more
15 August 2010
News
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — As the Republic of Congo marked its 50th Anniversary of Independence today, it embarked on unprecedented steps to advance quickly in the areas of reproductive health and gender equity.... Read more
23 September 2010
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UNITED NATIONS — Senior business leaders met yesterday with heads of state, UN agencies and NGOs to strategize on concrete actions business can take to help close the gap on meeting the Millennium Development Goals.... Read more
14 September 2010
News
When 20-year-old Hukam Kawar was brought for delivery to a primary health centre in Bhilwara District of Rajasthan, her husband Chan Singh was not sure whether his wife and child would survive. Though he kept praying to... Read more
20 September 2010
News
Five to seven women still die almost every day due to pregnancy or childbirth in Viet Nam. Although the maternal mortality ratio has declined significantly over the past few years, there are still big differences... Read more
19 September 2010
News
NEW YORK — “Devote 30 seconds of your five-minute high-level speech to women and girls at the UN General Assembly’s Special Session.” This was the clear messages to 250 UN delegates, from Safiye Cagar, Director of UNFPA... Read more
19 September 2010
News
NEW YORK --- On the eve of the Millennium Development Review Summit, UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid received a lifetime achievement award for her work to promote the human rights of women. The ceremony... Read more
26 August 2010
News
RIOBAMBA, Ecuador — When fifteen-year-old Maria Victoria Urquizo tends to the potato field in front of her brother’s house in the indigenous community of Guanilchig, she has a stunning view of the majestic, snow-capped... Read more

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