News on Maternal health

16 June 2009
News
The devastation of obstetric fistula affects some 2 million women across the developing world, with approximately 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occurring every year. UNFPA’s Campaign to End Fistula aims to eliminate this... Read more
24 June 2009
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  KATINE, Uganda — On a recent trip to Katine, in north-east Uganda, I witnessed the death of a woman who haemorrhaged after giving birth. Reducing the death toll from childbirth in developing countries is a huge task,... Read more
16 June 2009
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 UNITED NATIONS — In his opening address to his Forum on Advancing Global Health in the Face of Crisis, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called attention to the links between health and all of the Millennium Development... Read more
17 June 2009
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GENEVA—The Human Rights Council today adopted the resolution on ‘Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights’. With this resolution, over 70 UN Member States acknowledge that the issue of maternal... Read more
3 June 2009
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New York — Every minute, a woman dies in the developing world as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. For years, the tragic deaths of 500,000 mothers each year has been more or less invisible. The dead women are... Read more
22 April 2009
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  LOS ANGELES -The African First Ladies Health Summit concluded with a commitment by these influential women to use their positions to improve maternal health, stop the AIDS epidemic and promote girls’ education. The... Read more
11 May 2009
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HUNG YEN PROVINCE, Viet Nam - The interview proceeded with typical formality and courtesy: - My name is Ngo Quang Khai and I would like to interview you in order to get information for the 2009 Census. - Please, come in... Read more
7 April 2009
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MANILA - Thousands of Filipino women continue to die due to complications related to childbirth, according to health specialists. Some 230 women die here for every 100,000 live births, compared with 110 in Thailand, 62... Read more
13 March 2009
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GENEVA - In a joint statement delivered to the Human Rights Council, 83 countries reaffirmed their commitment to addressing maternal mortality as a human rights issue. They called on the Council to take action to... Read more
3 May 2009
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POCOATA, Bolivia — Bolivia has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the hemisphere, after Guyana and Haiti. The consequences have been devastating, particularly for some of the most vulnerable people in Bolivia... Read more

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