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2010-06-17 09:08:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka, the world's community of leading social entrepreneurs, and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth, announced today the 16 winners of their Young Champions competition - the first-ever international fellowship to focus on supporting a new generation of global leaders dedicated to improving maternal health. Each Young Champion, selected through an Ashoka's Changemakers.com online competition and a rigorous interview...

2010-06-16 15:00:00

-- New Case Study Highlights CARE's Model Program that Led to a 50 Percent Reduction in Maternal Deaths -- WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) today led a briefing on Capitol Hill to bring critical attention to the dire maternal health situation facing millions of women around the globe. Representative Granger just returned from a CARE Learning Tour to Peru, a comprehensive, multi-day trip where she gained firsthand knowledge of the maternal...

2010-06-07 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, and CARE International announced today at the Women Deliver Conference an agreement to enhance collaboration on maternal health programs in more than 25 countries. This unique collaboration will bring together UNFPA's effective work with national governments and CARE's expertise in engaging local communities. "No woman should die giving life. Through collaboration we can make a bigger...

2010-06-04 14:05:13

Report shows both mothers and newborns at risk A lack of skilled attendants at birth accounts for two million preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths each year, according to the newly released Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010). The report shows that nearly 50 percent of women in the 68 countries carefully tracked in the Countdown report "”most of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia"” still give birth without the aid of a trained midwife,...

2010-05-13 13:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In April, Virilion launched a digital promotion effort to support the documentary film, "No Woman, No Cry," produced by Christy Turlington Burns. The film explores the powerful stories of at-risk women during their pregnancy in four parts of the world. The digital effort, which includes the website www.everymothercounts.org and a presence on Facebook and Twitter, is a platform to engage people to help women survive pregnancy and reduce maternal...

2010-05-12 09:16:00

- First Comprehensive Maternal Health Legislation to Improve the Health of Women and Newborns Around the World - WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE applauds the leadership of Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) who last night introduced the Improvements in Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes While Maximizing Successes Act in the United States House of Representatives. If passed, this legislation - also known as the GLOBAL MOMS Act - would improve access to life-saving care...

2010-05-06 09:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new study of U.S. maternal outcomes after vaginal and cesarean deliveries published in the May 2010 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, a peer-reviewed academic journal, shows that between 1995 and 2004, postpartum hemorrhage (excessive blood loss after delivery) increased 28% in prevalence(1). Postpartum hemorrhage is one of today's most common complications for delivering mothers that according to the study, "markedly increases the odds...

2010-05-05 15:03:14

A trial in Ghana has shown that vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortality"”contradicting previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44% decrease. The new study (ObaapaVitA) is reported online and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet and has been written by Professor Betty R Kirkwood, Professor in Epidemiology & International Health and colleagues in the Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research at the London School of Hygiene and...

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2010-05-04 09:20:00

A charity group's list has placed the United States at a meager 28th place on a list of the best countries in the world to be a mother, being shown up by many smaller and more underdeveloped countries. The latest Save the Children "Mothers Index" placed Norway at the top of the list, followed by several other developed countries. Afghanistan ranked the worst, with several African states close behind. Several poorer countries, including the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ranked...

2010-04-21 06:37:36

A study by Sue J. Goldie and colleagues from the Harvard School of Public Health published this week in PLoS Medicine finds that better family planning, provision of safe abortion, and improved intrapartum and emergency obstetrical care could reduce maternal mortality in India by 75% in less than a decade. Most maternal deaths in developing countries are caused by severe bleeding after childbirth, infections soon after delivery, blood pressure disorders during pregnancy, and obstructed...


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