News on Maternal health

14 August 2002
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KABUL - On a dusty football field about 700 yards from Khair Khana Maternity Hospital in northern Kabul, a team of Danish engineers, medical technicians and Afghan personnel have been working tirelessly since early... 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
11 September 2009
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NAIROBI, Kenya — Though political instability, violence and chaos surround them, surgeons and backup teams dedicated to ending the misery of obstetric fistula continue their work in Somalia. The gratitude of their... Read more
1 September 2009
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MINSK, Belarus — Fifty religious leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations (FBOs) from Europe and Central Asia gathering here this week were confronted with the grim fact that every minute, one woman dies... Read more
8 April 2003
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A baby boy weighing 2.85 kilograms was the first infant delivered at the newly rebuilt maternity ward of Kabul’s Khair Khana hospital, which reopened at the end of March. The mother, 40, was in good shape and proud to... Read more
22 August 2003
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MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan—The full waiting room at the Char Bolak clinic is clear sign that life is getting better in one northern village, thanks in part to a small non-governmental organization supported by UNFPA.... Read more
7 April 2003
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UNFPA recently provided the Government of Sudan with six new four-wheel drive vehicles equipped as ambulances. The vehicles will enhance the Sudanese national population and health efforts by ensuring speedy access to... Read more
18 August 2009
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HANG KIA, Hoa Binh Province, Viet Nam – When Kha Y Khua gave birth to her first child 13 years ago, she broke with tradition and gave birth at the local health station. Her people, the H’Mong, live mostly in mountainous... Read more
5 February 2004
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GOUDIRY, Senegal — It’s a long way — 70 kilometres along a hot and dusty dirt road — from the village of Goudiry to the regional hospital in Tambacoumba. For many of the women who tried to get there in the throes of... Read more

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