News on Maternal health

9 August 2010
In the News
MUSANZE, Rwanda — The Rwandan government is giving out hundreds of cell phones in an attempt to save pregnant women and babies. Nearly 500 volunteer community health care workers in the rural district of Musanze have... Read more
25 January 2010
News
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Women continue to give birth amid the chaos and devastation left by the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January. Hungry and homeless, traumatized by the scale of death around them, they writhe... 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
23 July 2010
News
It is no secret that in Africa, complications during pregnancy and childbirth are one of the leading causes of death for women of childbearing age. An unacceptable number of women die in pregnancy and childbirth each... Read more
4 February 2010
News
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
News
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
26 July 2010
News
KAMPALA, Uganda — The 15th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government opened this morning with a call from leaders to develop the drivers of economic growth so that in turn can... Read more
28 February 2010
News
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
30 December 2009
News
MAE HONG SORN, Thailand – Hidden between towering mountains, with forested slopes stretching to the Myanmar border, this province is covered with mist virtually all year round. The charming scenery can quickly turn... Read more
7 January 2010
News
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian health officials, the UN Country Team in Ethiopia and visiting UN Health 4 (H4) partners have, in collaboration with donor partners and others, developed a comprehensive three-year work... Read more

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