News on Maternal health

30 May 2006
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MASIAKA, Sierra Leone — For Mariama Bangura, the peace that followed a decade of bloody civil war in Sierra Leone was almost as devastating as the conflict itself. Mariama, now 25, was spirited away from her home in... Read more
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
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
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
9 July 2007
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BANGKOK, Thailand—Jenjira Boonlom lies wearily on her bed in the post-partum ward of the Bangkhen district hospital, still weak from her Caesarean operation a week ago. Despite the pain, she feels blissful, appreciating... Read more
10 July 2007
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AMBURSA, Kebbi State, Nigeria—In the halls of an emir’s palace in northern Nigeria, a council of senior traditional leaders moves into the main receiving room, their flowing white robes coming gently to rest as they... Read more
11 July 2007
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—Having children is a partnership. It is one in which women face greater risks, both because of physiological differences and gender inequities. Women have a right to health, but protecting that... Read more

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