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2009-11-09 15:19:52

New report By African Science Academies The lives of almost 4 million women, newborns, and children in sub-Saharan Africa could be saved every year if well-established, affordable health care interventions reached 90 percent of families, according to a joint report by the national science academies of seven African countries. Many African nations are underutilizing existing scientific knowledge to save lives, says the report, which calls on scientists, health care providers, policymakers, and...

2009-09-25 12:02:00

$5 million commitment announced at Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting BALTIMORE, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Clinton Global Initiative's (CGI) annual meeting today, Jhpiego, an international non-profit health care organization affiliated with John Hopkins University, announced a multi-year, multi-million dollar commitment to reducing maternal deaths by focusing on the second leading killer of mothers in developing countries, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Over five...

2009-09-25 11:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A consortium of organizations has committed at the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting to a series of new programs that address Maternal Child Health in the developing world. This group includes Engender Health, the American Indian Foundation, Jhpiego, the Lwala Community Alliance, The Micronutrient Initiative, and One HEART. President Clinton announced their efforts at a CGI plenary session today. Their efforts include: Engender...

2009-08-06 11:22:00

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnerships between faith-based organizations and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are critical to enhancing efforts to reduce maternal deaths and end violence against women. Representatives of more than 40 international faith-based organizations emphasized this partnership potential at the conclusion of two days of a policy round table on a range of issues including humanitarian relief, migration, maternal health and women's...

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2009-07-01 10:05:00

A new study examining the evolution of maternal mortality rates in Spain since 1996 shows a 17% increase in deaths. This trend is linked to the widespread increase in maternal age. The highest death rates are among foreign women and those who live in the province of Malaga.Medicine has taken giant strides during the 20th Century. However, European studies show a clear and constant increase in maternal mortality rates over recent years. Now, a new study reveals the evolution in the mortality...

2009-05-22 09:31:00

Groundbreaking New Effort Addressing the Leading Cause of Maternal Mortality to be featured in Upcoming Documentary Film WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, more than half a million of the world's women lose their life during childbirth; a global crisis that has seen little to no improvement over the past seven years. Last year, an effort spearheaded by Pathfinder International capitalized on groundbreaking new technologies in the field of maternal health sought to...

2009-05-08 15:20:00

Washington, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Mother's Day, May 10th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will mark 20 years of work to research, prevent and treat the major causes of maternal death and disability in high burden countries. "Women give and protect life, nurture body and mind, and sustain communities large and small," said Gloria Steele, Acting Assistant Administrator for Global Health. "Women make extraordinary contributions as caregivers and caretakers,...

2009-04-24 09:23:24

Two-thirds of the difference between death rates among African Americans and Caucasians are now due to causes that could be prevented or cured, according to a new study appearing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The study, "Black-White Differences in Avoidable Mortality in the United States, 1980-2005," found that death from preventable or treatable conditions represented half of all deaths for individuals under age 65 and accounted for nearly 70 percent of the black-white...

2009-03-23 06:45:00

Partnership between UN Millennium Campaign and Women's eNews will raise awareness of the number one killer of young women in developing countries, despite promises by world leaders to take urgent action to end this crisis NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The number one killer of young women in the developing world is not a disease whose cure eludes us, or a condition which the world lacks the resources to treat. It is pregnancy and childbirth. Every year, 500,000 women die while trying to...

2009-01-16 21:15:10

Women in least developed nations are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications, UNICEF officials said in South Africa. The State of the World's Children report said a woman living in a developing country has a 1 in 76 lifetime risk of maternal death, compared with a probability of 1 in 8,000 for women in developed countries. A child born in a developing country is almost 14 times more likely to die during the first month of life than a child born in a...


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