News on Maternal health

28 February 2010
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UNITED NATIONS — Seeking to galvanize commitment and action, drive effective implementation, and ensure accountability for results, the UN Secretary-General, with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the... Read more
27 April 2010
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CARMMA Theme Song Composed by Sierra Leone Women Artists NEW YORK — Beginning today, all medical treatment and medicines for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under 5 will be provided free of charge in... Read more
9 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D. C. — Throughout the Women Deliver conference, and the Symposium on Strengthening Midwifery that preceded it, the critical importance of midwives to meeting the safe motherhood challenge was emphasized.... Read more
22 July 2010
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ENTEBBE, Uganda — They are huddled together in a group in the midst of an animated discussion to which each has something to contribute. Eager to make her point is Barbara Kyomugisha. At just 24 years old, Barbara is a... Read more
8 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- In a joint initiative between UNFPA and the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe motherhood, stories from 60 communities and nearly 30 communities have been collected for Stories of Mothers Saved. The... Read more
25 June 2010
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NEW YORK — Some 300,000 persons have been displaced within Kyrgyzstan while as many as 100,000 took refuge in Uzbekistan and are now returning home, where the situation remains uncertain. An emerging concern among... Read more
17 June 2010
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA has been gearing up to meet the humanitarian needs of those who have fled their homes in Kyrgyzstan as a result of the violence engulfing the country since 11 June. The Fund is... Read more
9 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — “When I was nine years old I dreamed of becoming a lawyer,” Viviana Palacios, 23, from Colombia told a packed auditorium on the second day of the Women Deliver conference. It was an ambitious dream... Read more
7 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some 200 midwives, policymakers, UN agencies and other donors came together last weekend to galvanize support for strengthening midwifery services and increasing the number of midwives in developing... Read more
30 June 2010
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NEW YORK — Being 15 years old – no longer a child but not quite an adult – is a challenge for girls everywhere. It’s a time when one’s body, emotions and capabilities are in flux, and when new tensions and demands often... Read more

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