News on Maternal health

23 September 2010
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
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
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
27 January 2010
In the News
Even before the earthquake, Haiti had the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western hemisphere. Now with the shattered healthcare system, the risks are even higher. Among the 3 million people affected by the... Read more
16 August 2010
GABU, Guinea Bissau – One of the first people to greet Catarina Furtado here was an infant named in her honour. Baby Catarina was the first infant delivered by Caesarean section at the surgical unit that Ms. Furtado, a... Read more
4 February 2010
UNFPA is providing medical kits to thousands of expectant mothers in Haiti in case they cannot get medical attention in time and give birth at home or on the streets where they are living after last month’s earthquake.... Read more
18 January 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE—Six days after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, hospitals in the capital, Port-au-Prince, are flooded with victims, many of them with crushed limbs or fractured bones. But another kind of... Read more
24 July 2010
KAMPALA, Uganda – African leaders began arriving the Ugandan capital yesterday for Sunday’s opening of the 15th Summit Meeting of the African Union Heads of State and Government that is set to take far-reaching... Read more
28 February 2010
Reducing maternal mortality is a complex undertaking, and the Northern mountains of Viet Nam, where communities of ethnic minorities live in remote villages, pose particular problems. Maternal mortality ratio in this... Read more
22 January 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE — The January 12 earthquake in Haiti didn’t stop at taking lives and crippling people. It also wreaked havoc on the very foundations of the country’s institutions, such as government ministries, hospitals... Read more