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Assisting Pregnant Women in Haiti as Risk to Babies Rises

<p>UNFPA is providing medical kits to thousands of expectant mothers in Haiti in case they cannot get medical attention in time and give birth at home or on the streets where they are living after last month’s…

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Rapid Assessment Provides New Information on Relief and Recovery Needs in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Older people and female heads of household are the two most vulnerable groups affected by the 12 January earthquake in Haiti.

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Report Documents Challenges to Maternal Health in Haiti Even Before the Earthquake

NEW YORK— Even before the catastrophic earthquake, getting pregnant in Haiti was perilous. With 1 in 44 women dying in pregnancy or childbirth, Haiti is the most dangerous country to give birth in the Western Hemisphere.

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Pregnant and Vulnerable: Meeting the Needs of Women in Haiti

<p>Among the 3 million people affected by the earthquake in Haiti, an estimated 63,000 are pregnant women, and 7,000 of them are expected to deliver in the coming month. Women are giving birth in the streets…

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Delivering into Chaos: UNFPA Rushes Reproductive Health Supplies to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Women continue to give birth amid the chaos and devastation left by the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January.

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Two African Beauty Queens on a Mission to End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula, associated with incontinence and social isolation, is hardly glamorous. But two African beauty queens – Miss Ghana@50 and Miss Liberia 2009 – are using their glamour and recognition to raise awareness…

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Midwifery and Nursing Schools Destroyed by Haiti Earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The January 12 earthquake in Haiti didn’t stop at taking lives and crippling people. It also wreaked havoc on the very foundations of the country’s institutions, such as government ministries, hospitals…

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Hungry and Homeless: Pregnant Women Seek Safe Births in Devastated City

PORT-AU-PRINCE  --- Lafleur Clermite and her husband, Wilkison Meda, along with their four children, sought refuge among the crowds on the plaza after their house was destroyed in the disaster. Lafleur was nearly nine…

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Overcrowded Hospital Wards: Performing Caesarean Sections on a Park Bench

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Six days after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, hospitals in the capital, Port-au-Prince, are flooded with victims, many of them with crushed limbs or fractured bones. But another kind of…

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