News on Maternal health

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
29 September 2008
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United Nations-- In spite of financial storms wreaking havoc on the global economy and drawing wide media coverage last week, the High-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals last week was a success for the... Read more
13 May 2008
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THIÈS, Senegal – It is considered bad luck in parts of Senegal to say precisely how many people live in a household. Counting aloud, it is believed, might invite misfortune to a member of the family. Here in Thiès,... Read more
2 May 2008
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA – When Athaliah Bagoi was only ten years old she thought her mother was going to die.“My mother delivered my third brother, and she started bleeding two weeks after delivery. She was nearly dead,” Bagoi... Read more
14 April 2008
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PETÉN, Guatemala — On a late afternoon last fall, Marcelino Coc was cycling anxiously on a dirt road in Guatemala’s Petén province. He was trying to find someone who could help bring his wife, Maria (25), to the... Read more
27 March 2008
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Nester MoyoOriginally from Zimbabwe and now Senior Midwifery Adviser, International Confederation of Midwives, The Hague Midwifery is practiced where the women are. That means that you will find midwives in areas that... Read more
20 May 2008
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New York – In Afghanistan, where fertility and maternal death rates are among the highest in the world, restricted access to certain conflict areas makes it nearly impossible to deliver contraceptives to woman who would... Read more
8 May 2008
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NEW YORK – Some 250 million years ago, all of the earth’s land mass formed one supercontinent, Pangea. On May 10, organizers of Pangea Day, aim to restore connections between far-flung places through the power of story... Read more
17 April 2008
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DEDZA, Malawi — Faustina, aged 40, lies swaddled in a thick blanket in the maternity ward of Dedza District Hospital, in Malawi. Although she has just lost a baby, delivered through Cesarean section, she considers... Read more
2 April 2008
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NEW YORK – Four years after a film producer first read about obstetric fistula, a documentary portraying the lives of its survivors is drawing wide audiences and winning major awards.  The film, “A Walk to Beautiful”,... Read more

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