News on Maternal health

14 October 2006
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MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — When the earthquake struck on 8 October 2005, Larmirjan’s house collapsed. She was badly injured, and her 18-year-old son was killed. Throughout northern Pakistan, 73,000 died and 3.5 million... Read more
28 November 2007
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NEW YORK/MOSCOW — Tatiana remembers her wedding day as the happiest day of her life. Her groom Vladimir was handsome, courtly and, unlike so many of the men she had dated, courteous and faithful. When he lifted her chin... Read more
26 January 2006
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OTAVALO, Ecuador — Indigenous communities in Ecuador, as elsewhere in Latin America, tend to be impoverished and marginalized. Though Quechua-speaking natives represent 12 per cent of Ecuador’s 13.2 million people, all... Read more
19 May 2006
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DHAKA, Bangladesh — On the third and final day of an official visit to Bangladesh, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, promised computers to a group of young people... Read more
28 June 2006
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DHAKA, Bangladesh — When her labour pains started, Shahin Akhtar, age 12, didn’t know what was happening. A neighbour had to explain. Her mother-in-law sent for a traditional, untrained birth attendant, who tried for... 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
1 February 2006
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — The first ever national campaign to end fistula in Pakistan was launched by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Karachi last week. The campaign aims to surgically repair and... Read more
3 January 2008
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EL-FASHER, Sudan — Although she has lived through the chaos of conflict, suffered the loss of a child, endured the rejection of family and community, and dealt with her own disability and her husband’s blindness, Mecca... Read more
1 December 2007
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OSUN STATE, Nigeria —Abiodun Titi, several months pregnant, flashes her best stage smile as she explains how to use a female condom here in the headquarters of Living Hope Care, a non-governmental organization that... Read more
18 December 2007
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AMMAN, Jordan — Six years ago Sana and her sister were wedded on the same day to two brothers. This in not an uncommon practice in Jordanian traditional societies, where weddings solidify family bonds and where women... Read more

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