News on Maternal health

2 July 2010
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Representatives from UNFPA offices in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Laos, Madagascar, Mali, Nicaragua, Niger and Sierra Leone met here last week with colleagues from headquarters and the procurement... Read more
18 January 2010
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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
28 February 2010
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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
16 August 2010
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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
22 January 2010
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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
24 January 2010
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Obstetric fistula, associated with incontinence and social isolation, is hardly glamorous. But two African beauty queens – Miss Ghana@50 and Miss Liberia 2009 – are using their glamour and recognition to raise awareness... Read more
24 July 2010
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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
3 February 2010
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NEW YORK — Even before the catastrophic earthquake, pregnancy in Haiti was perilous. With 1 in 44 women dying in pregnancy or childbirth, Haiti is the most dangerous place to give birth in the Western Hemisphere. In the... Read more
27 July 2010
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KAMPALA, Uganda — The high-level debate which opened in Kampala, Uganda, yesterday on “Promoting Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa, ended this evening with an agreement by Africa’s leaders on... Read more
3 December 2009
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NEW YORK – Maternal deaths in developing countries could be slashed by 70 per cent and newborn deaths cut nearly in half if the world doubled investment in family planning and pregnancy-related care, shows a new report... Read more

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