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Born into Crisis: Unwanted Pregnancies in Syria

ZA’ATARI CAMP - When aid workers with the UNFPA speak to women inside Syria - many of them displaced from their homes and living in cramped collective shelters - they say they would rather do anything than get pregnant…

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Investing in Women and Girls Pays: Highlights from Women Deliver

KUALA LUMPUR --- The imperative to invest in girls and women was spotlighted at the opening of the Women Deliver conference, where more than 3,000 people from 150 countries are sharing information and strategies, …

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Pledges to Give Poor Women Access to Family Planning Are Having an Impact

KUALA LUMPUR—Enabling family planning use to empower girls and women and protect their health was the theme of day two of the Women Deliver conference.

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Symposium Identifies Ways to Strengthen Quality Midwifery Care

KUALA LUMPUR—Two thirds of maternal and newborn deaths – 3.6 million between now and 2015 – could be averted if enough skilled midwives were providing care during childbirth.

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Midwife Finds her Work with Refugees Challenging and Rewarding

ZA’ATRI CAMP, Jordan –- Holding a newborn in her hands is like “heaven” says a young midwife Ghadeer Taher Horani, who struggled to find the exact words to describe the feeling of delivering babies.

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Voices of Midwives

Midwives from around the world came to Kuala Lumpur in May 2013 for the Second Global Midwifery Symposium. No one knows more about the challenge, and joys, of saving mothers’ lives than these healthcare workers on the…

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Technology is Transforming the Future of Development

Across the remote, rural areas of the developing world, childbearing is fraught with danger. And when life-threatening complications arise, as they do — often unpredictably — women are simply too far to reach lifesaving…

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Overcoming Fistula in Madagascar

MAHAJANGA, Madagascar — Every day, 10 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth in Madagascar. Many more survive, but  suffer from untreated complications of pregnancy, including the most…

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Protecting the Rights, Unleashing the Potential of Indigenous Girls in Rural Guatemala

CHITIXL, Guatemala --- "In my village girls do not have access to information nor education," said Sonia Delfina Cho Tún from the Chitixl community in the lush northern highlands of the country. "There…

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