News on Maternal health

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
20 January 2005
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    GALLE, Sri Lanka—Dr. Samarasinghe was in the middle of a Caesarean section when the first of three massive waves slammed into the Maternity Hospital in the south coast city of Galle. The electricity was knocked out... 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
22 July 2005
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SOUTH DARFUR, Sudan—When she fled from violence a year ago, Fatima Hashem Ali had little idea that she would soon regain part of her previous life. She and her family were forced to leave their home village of Jabal... Read more
10 June 2005
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LISBON, Portugal—Portuguese actress and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Catarina Furtado, has been awarded Portugal's "Ordem de Mérito – Comendador," as part of her country's national day celebrations in June. She was... Read more
31 March 2005
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SONG KLONG, Saravan Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic—A medical officer from a travelling health team sits at a table outside a hut in this remote village and examines Ny Sirimatham and her infant son. He talks... Read more
22 July 2005
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DARFUR, Sudan—With a faint voice and half-closed eyes, Hajja was able to briefly tell her story. Five months ago, when she was four months pregnant, she fled her village to seek refuge and security from the conflict... Read more

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