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2009-01-15 18:03:01

Women in the poorest countries are 300 times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than those in affluent nations, a U.N. report said Thursday. At the same time, a child born in a developing country is almost 14 times more likely to die in the first month than a child born in a developed country, UNICEF's State of the World's Children report said. The younger a girl is when she becomes pregnant, the greater the health risks, said the report released in Johannesburg, South Africa....

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2009-01-15 12:45:00

Pregnant young women in underdeveloped countries are 300 times more likely to die during childbirth than those in developed nations, according to a new report. What's more, those who gave birth before the age of 15 are five times more likely to die during childbirth than women who gave birth in their 20s, the United Nations Children's Fund reported on Thursday. Mothers in developing nations face a one in 8,000 risk of death due to pregnancy related complications, compared to one in 24,000...

2008-10-07 03:00:08

By Dickens, Bernard There is continuing historical and social ambivalence about whether human reproduction and indulgence of human sexuality are primarily private rights or public concerns. Family creation is essentially a private matter, involving the most personal, intimate motivations and occasions. However, when medical science replaced herbal medicine for the artificial regulation of fertility it was fiercely opposed for violation of alleged public values, often drawn from publicly...

2008-09-22 09:00:58

Roundup: UN warns of high risk of maternal death in Africa, S. Asia By Daniel Ooko NAIROBI, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A new report on maternal mortality just released by UNICEF says nearly all maternal deaths occur in developing countries with over 80 percent being in sub- Saharan Africa and South Asia. The report received here on Saturday highlights the risks faced during pregnancy and childbirth by women in developing countries. The Progress for Children: A Report Card on Maternal...

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2008-09-21 15:50:00

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Friday that 536,000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth every year, often due to lack of emergency obstetrical care.   In its report entitled "Progress for Children: A Report Card on Maternal Mortality", the agency wrote that lack of adequate funding and political will were largely responsible for the world's maternal mortality number, which has remained relatively consistent despite modest gains in Asia. According to the...

2008-08-28 15:01:07

Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale, said the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in Switzerland. A three-year investigation by the WHO's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health was presented Thursday to WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan. "(The) toxic combination of bad policies, economics and politics is, in large measure responsible for the fact that a majority of people in the world do not enjoy the good health that...

2008-08-15 00:00:37

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat High Court has asked the state health department to provide details regarding the number of doctors posted in its Primary Health Centres (PHC), the trained nurses and facilities available for delivery. These directions came from a division bench of acting Chief Justice MS Shah and Justice DH Waghela after a petitioner, senior doctor Leela Trivedi filed an application to enhance facilities to curb the high maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the state. In fact, Dr Trivedi...

2008-08-11 12:01:13

UNICEF today thanked the North York General Hospital Foundation, The Canadian International Development Agency, Canada Company and the Toronto Garrison Officers Ball for their generous contribution to help women and children in Afghanistan. The funds raised will help expectant mothers and newborns get the health care they need at the Khairkhana Hospital in Kabul Province. "Women and children in Afghanistan are especially vulnerable right now, and there is an urgent need for more supplies and...

2008-07-27 06:00:16

Text of an article by Seddiq Zaliq in English entitled: "Public health services lacking in rural areas", published by independent Afghan newspaper Kabul Weekly on 23 July Infant and maternal mortality rates are still high across the country despite claims by the Public Health Ministry that 85 per cent of the population has access to health care. After Sierra Leone, Afghanistan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world with at least 1,600 deaths per 100,000 live births, according...

2008-07-04 00:00:28

By Shailvee Sharda LUCKNOW: First it was Nankai, who delivered a still born in Mohanlalganj. Then it was Rajdai, Alimun Nisa, Ketaki. The list of pregnant women who suffered when in dire need of medical attention can go on and on. No wonder just 29 per cent women go in for institutional deliveries. This means that of the 54 lakh pregnant women in UP, more than 38 lakh deliver babies in unhealthy conditions. And it is this gap which no scheme can bridge, believe health activists. "The...


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