News on Maternal health

9 January 2007
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TBILISI, Georgia — Nestled in the rugged snow clad foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in Western Georgia, some 260 kilometres from Tbilisi, is the former resort community of Tskaltubo. Like most of the rest of the... Read more
18 May 2007
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — New facilities for treating obstetric fistula patients were inaugurated in April by UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya A. Obaid and the health ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Both countries... Read more
30 October 2007
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Hoa Binh, Viet Nam — The road to Hoa Binh City curls around a series of mountains and bamboo forests. At first glance, there is nothing extraordinary about this rural road. Motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians meander... Read more
2 April 2007
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Infant and maternal mortality for indigenous groups tends to be far higher than in the general population of their countries. Deeply rooted cultural traditions and belief systems – as well as physical and social... Read more
23 April 2007
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GAMBEY, Senegal — A large black bag slung over his shoulder, Sillymane Ba pedals his rickety bicycle down a rocky, bumpy, red dirt road. He is heading from the local health centre to his village of Gambey, a community... Read more
15 May 2007
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RAMALLAH, Palestinian Occupied Territory — After three hours of driving from one checkpoint to another to get to the Ramallah hospital, Fatima's labour pains were becoming unbearable. By the time the taxi reached Aljabá... Read more
15 January 2007
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ZINDER, Niger — Kouboura Moutari greets visitors to her home in the village of Madara with her fist raised in a power salute. Unlike most village girls, she is boldly confident when she speaks, with her head held high,... Read more
22 March 2007
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STUNG TRENG, Cambodia — To reduce the dangers of childbirth in remote rural areas, high-risk mothers here are being encouraged to stay in a safe and clean ‘waiting home’ before delivering in a health facility with... Read more
5 April 2007
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SAFEBAGAR, Accham District, Nepal —“May you live 100 years! You have given me my life back,” a beaming Guma Badela told the doctor and nurse examining her. She had come to a mobile health clinic for a post-surgery check... Read more
22 November 2006
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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala— Above Guatemala City morgue and forensic medical service, clouds of vultures circle and dip. The smell of death and cleaning chemicals hits visitors with the force of a hammer. In Guatemala, a... Read more

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