News on Maternal health

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
22 May 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Living with obstetric fistula is a life full of stigma,” said 32-year-old Sarah Omega of Kenya at a press conference on Capitol Hill this week. She suffered from this debilitating injury of... 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
30 August 2007
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Read more about the crisis in Darfur in these related features: Dispatches from Darfur: Caring for the Ones who Care for Others UNFPA Provides Emergency Supplies in Darfur for Basic Needs Violence Plagues Darfur... Read more
11 October 2007
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KATSINA STATE, Nigeria — Dr. David Nsimma works quickly. His patient, Maryama Aliyu, is bleeding internally and slipping into shock. Pregnancy-related injuries are causing blood to seep away from her vital organs and... Read more
27 September 2007
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Women leaders of the United Nations welcomed today’s launch of a global campaign to eliminate maternal and child deaths around the world. Called Deliver Now for Women + Children, the effort... Read more
19 October 2007
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London – Every minute of every day, a woman dies needlessly during pregnancy or childbirth, most in the developing world. Ten million women are lost in every generation. Four million newborn babies die every year, also... Read more

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