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2014-09-24 08:28:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Nations - Rwanda's First Lady, Jeanette Kagame, says parents and communities need to discuss reproductive health with adolescents, in order to protect the young generation from sexual-related risks like disease, violence and unwanted pregnancy. "Although it can be uncomfortable for parents to discuss sensitive topics, such as sexuality and reproduction, with adolescents, the reality is that it is no longer an option not to talk about...

2014-09-19 20:22:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for the introduction of S. 2853, the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act. "Every child deserves a strong start in life and if we invest in them early, from the very beginning, we are giving them the foundation they need for a strong...

2014-08-06 20:23:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network welcomes the commitment by the Obama administration to save the lives of 8 million children and 350,000 mothers by 2020, and to "Accelerate Action in Africa" to end preventable maternal and child deaths. The U.S. Africa Summit concluded in Washington, D.C., today with a pledge by the U.S. to work with African nations on these key deliverables. "This is a promising first step for the survival of moms and their...

2014-07-21 23:09:35

Northern Westchester Hospital works to save the lives of women faced with severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Northern Westchester Hospital today announced its collaboration with the New York State District of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG District II) on the Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI). The project has one goal: to save the lives of women faced with severe complications related to...

2014-07-08 08:30:31

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published by JAMA Pediatrics - a leading, peer-reviewed journal of the American Medical Association - found that Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) reduces preventable death among both low-income mothers and their first-born children living in disadvantaged, urban neighborhoods. This is the first randomized, clinical trial of an early intervention program conducted in a high-income country to find evidence of reductions in...

2014-06-25 08:31:32

Building on the positive results from Phase 1, the public-private partnership outlines new strategy for Phase 2 expansion in Uganda and Zambia WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, announced plans to more than double its geographic presence in Uganda and Zambia, with an expanded...

2014-06-25 08:31:26

BALTIMORE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jhpiego has been chosen to lead the United States Government's flagship effort to end preventable maternal and child deaths. The Maternal and Child Survival Program, a 5-year, $500 million agreement supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will accelerate the rapid expansion of innovative, high-impact health approaches in 24 priority countries in order to save the lives of every woman and child in need.[1]...

2014-05-07 08:34:05

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has reached a 75% reduction in maternal mortality, reaching its UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target a full two years before the end of 2015, the deadline set by the UN, said a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO). The report said, "Sub-Saharan Africa is still the riskiest region in the world for dying of complications in pregnancy and childbirth."...

2014-04-23 12:29:06

CHICAGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a lunch and learn session on the recently released OB VTE Safety Recommendations at the upcoming annual conference of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The ACOG annual meeting is being held in Chicago from April 26-30, 2014. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO The OB VTE Safety...

2014-04-14 23:04:35

Health and Wellness Expert, Author and Entrepreneur to Produce Educational and Inspiring Documentary Once Project Funding Goal is Reached Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Entrepreneur and philanthropist Alina Reyzelman announces plans to produce “Sunshine Baby,” a documentary focusing on helping families understand the truth about healthy pregnancies as they prepare for their newborn. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the United States spends $98 billion...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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