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Dubai Declaration Lays Out Commitments to Save the Lives of Mothers and Children in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

DUBAI — Delegates at a United Nations-convened high-level meeting on saving the lives of mothers and children in the Eastern Mediterranean Region today agreed to urgently accelerate progress on improving maternal and…

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Health is Key for Sustainable Development

World leaders called for accelerating efforts to save the lives of women and children in the coming decade at a high-level meeting that discussed perspectives and results on progress in global health.

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Saving the Lives of Women and Children: Progress on MDGs

Since 2007, the Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals has brought together a number of actions and initiatives, all aimed at fulfilling the promises given by world leaders in the Millennium…

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Bhutanese Midwife Learns from Thailand’s Experience

LOEI, Thailand — After four days of trekking from his village by foot, a two-day bus ride across Bhutan, an international flight to Bangkok and a long van ride, Sonam finally arrived at this mountainous province in…

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UNFPA Turkey Provides Hygiene Kits to Syrian Refugees

As the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey steadily increases, another batch of 20,000 hygiene kits provided by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are being distributed to new arrivals in the 14 camps set up by the Turkish…

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A Multi-pronged Approach to Maternal Health in Lao PDR is Getting Results

SEPON HOSPITAL, Lao PDR — Twenty-five-year-old Xanya had twirled herself around her husband for comfort in the family tak-tak (an open-air cart attached to a motor by a long set of handlebars) along the 12 kilometres of…

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Award-Winning Programme Gives Ethiopian Girls a Safer Transition to Adulthood

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia — Ethiopia's work with adolescent girls has garnered first prize in a Fund-wide contest to identify good practices related to adolescents and youth.

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Countdown to 60 over 60

Due to improvements in health and survival, as well as lower fertility rates, the world is growing older, a demographic trend that was analyzed in the recent report: Ageing in the Twenty-First Century, a Celebration and…

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Piloting Community Maternal Health Care to Save Mothers' Lives in Tibet

GYAMDA COUNTY, Tibet, China—Xi're Qunzong is one of two designated health workers at Niangpu Township hospital, with the responsibility of ensuring that no woman dies from giving life.

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