News on Maternal health

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
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
21 July 2005
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Although all individuals have the right to reproductive health, exercising this right can be problematic. In Ecuador, user's committees have been formed to make sure both clients and providers understand the... Read more
26 March 2009
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What About My Baby? Concerns of a Pregnant Mother in War-Torn Sri Lanka
VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka — The birth of a child should be a time of joy. But for Imanandi, who is pregnant and displaced in war-torn Sri Lanka, the danger and uncertainty all around obscures the hope that new life brings.... Read more
9 February 2005
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 9 February 2005—Winners of the 2004 International Poster Contest, organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for young artists worldwide, have been selected. International winners... Read more
11 October 2005
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“One day, not so long ago, a woman showed up at the clinic showing signs of a complicated late-stage pregnancy. I asked her husband to let her come to the hospital for 10 days to deliver safely and get support, or she... 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

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