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Joint Programme Aims to Scale Up Efforts on Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian health officials, the UN Country Team in Ethiopia and visiting UN Health 4 (H4) partners have, in collaboration with donor partners and others, developed a comprehensive three-year work…

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Funding Gaps, High Fertility and Child Marriage Thwart Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality in DRC

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Years of conflict and instability mean the Democratic Republic of Congo is still among the worst countries in the world to be pregnant, despite a nationwide push to improve…

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Village Health Educators in Thailand Help Prevent Minority Mothers' Deaths

MAE HONG SORN, Thailand – Hidden between towering mountains, with forested slopes stretching to the Myanmar border, this province is covered with mist virtually all year round.

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Family Planning is Helping to Save Mothers' Lives in Guinea-Bissau

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Contraceptive use is on the rise in both urban and rural areas in Guinea-Bissau, as access to reproductive and infant healthcare improves and family planning messages start to sink in, say health…

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Help for Humanitarian Workers: An Easy-to-Use Manual for Addressing Young People's Needs

NEW YORK – Children and adolescents represent a quarter to half of all the refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. Many show up at camps without a parent or guardian – or their parents are distracted and…

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Marine Conservation in the Philippines: Women Play a Key Role

UBAY, Philippines — How can poor communities adapt to rising sea levels and more-intense storms as the planet heats up? A successful grassroots drive to restore and protect marine habitats here may offer some lessons.

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Shelter from the Storm: Escaping from Gender Violence in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The safe house for victims of gender-based violence hides behind tall, grey walls in a nondescript neighbourhood of the capital.

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New Study Finds that Dramatic Reductions in Maternal and Newborn Deaths Are Within Reach

NEW YORK – Maternal deaths in developing countries could be slashed by 70 per cent  and newborn deaths cut nearly in half if the world doubled investment in family planning and pregnancy-related care, shows a new report…

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New Report Shows Substantial Progress in Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

NEW YORK– National efforts to combat AIDS, particularly by preventing mother-to-child transmission, are showing positive results, but many HIV and AIDS affected children still struggle to have their basic needs met,…

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