News on Maternal health

12 November 2008
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FAIZABAD, Afghanistan—Qurban-Bibi knew she had to get to a hospital when she went into labour. After a previous Caesarean delivery, doctors had told her she would need another operation if she delivered again – it was a... Read more
20 January 2009
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United Nations — In a visit to the Gaza Strip today, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced shock and anger at the ‘heartbreaking’ devastation, according to Reuters. Israeli attacks reportedly killed 1,300 and made... Read more
19 December 2005
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AMMAN, Jordan — A year after her miscarriage, Sabah was overcome with fear and despair. She suddenly remembered the hospital she went to after having abdominal pains in the sixth month of her first pregnancy, and the... Read more
12 November 2008
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HAT YAI, Thailand– Nurama ‘Mee’ Jaedo is a young woman with a mischievous smile and no regrets, even though the baby she had at the age of 16 was not planned. “I was on the Pill, but sometimes I forgot to take it, so I... Read more
5 January 2009
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PAKSE, Lao PDR—Khanthava is sitting on the well-made hospital bed with a drip in her arm, waiting for her labour to begin at the regional hospital here in southern Lao PDR. Her water broke five hours ago. But because... Read more
27 August 2008
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TBILISI, Georgia— With their houses burned and bulldozed, and their families torn and splintered, many mothers and their children here are still in a state of shock. “We fled out of the village and took a high road to... Read more
23 September 2008
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Cabaret, Haiti—When Anna went to sleep one Saturday night just before Hurricane Ike hit, she did not imagine that a few hours later her home would be gone. As the powerful storm churned across her hometown, Cabaret,... Read more
14 October 2008
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Slide Show: 'Oh My Darling, Goodbye', Washington Post UNITED NATIONS—On the heels of UNFPA’s recent efforts to promote maternal health at the High-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals has come increased... Read more
25 July 2008
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GABU, Guinea-Bissau --- Dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, one of Portugal’s best-known actresses and television personalities laid the first brick for the construction of a maternity surgical unit in this dusty town in... Read more
29 August 2008
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UNFPA recently expanded its potential to deliver urgent and effective health care to women and families in the far-flung Pacific Islands. In collaboration with UNDP and UNICEF, the Fund has established the Joint Country... Read more

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