News on Maternal health

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
28 December 2009
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BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Contraceptive use is on the rise in both urban and rural areas in Guinea-Bissau, as access to reproductive and infant healthcare improves and family planning messages start to sink in, say health... Read more
6 January 2010
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Years of conflict and instability mean the Democratic Republic of Congo is still among the worst countries in the world to be pregnant, despite a nationwide push to improve... Read more
11 January 2010
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WOLAITA SODO, Ethiopia — It’s no ordinary day for Fanaye Fanta. Since her initial training to become a health extension worker three years ago, Fanaye has taken clients’ temperature and blood pressure and provided... Read more
7 December 2009
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The safe house for victims of gender-based violence hides behind tall, grey walls in a nondescript neighbourhood of the capital. Run by Tsotawi Tekat Tekelakay Mahiber (TTTM) – the Organization... Read more
11 November 2009
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NEW YORK — In Ethiopia, 22,000 women and girls die each year as a result of complications during pregnancy or childbirth, and more than 500,000 suffer from pregnancy-related disabilities. That means that one out of... Read more
29 September 2009
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NEW YORK — Improving maternal health and reducing newborn deaths is a complex undertaking because, among other things, it involves strengthening health systems, scaling up programmes to reach remote rural areas and... Read more
15 May 2002
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The number of abortions carried out in Russia has witnessed a sharp drop in recent years, thanks to a growing use of contraceptives prompted by a government family planning campaign. The number of terminated pregnancies... Read more
19 February 2002
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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- The small surgery in the Khair Khana 52-Beds Hospital smells of blood. (Actually it is more a clinic than a hospital.) Laundry is drying on the operating table. Equipment for anaesthesia and... Read more
25 June 2002
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UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Alfred Biolek, recently took part in the most popular German television quiz game show entitled "Wer Wird Millionaer?" (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?). He participated in a particular airing... Read more

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